Rajasthan BJP chief Madan Lal Saini dies at 75
Jaipur/New Delhi: Rajasthan BJP president Madan Lal Saini died on Monday while undergoing treatment at AIIMS in Delhi, a party spokesperson said. Saini, also a Rajya Sabha MP, was 75. He was diagnosed with infection in lungs and was admitted at a private hospital in Jaipur. On Saturday, he was shifted to Delhi owing to his deteriorating health conditions and was being treated under the Hematology Department at AIIMS. “He was later shifted to the ICU after his condition further deteriorated. He passed away today around 7.09 pm,” a source at AIIMS said. Saini, who hailed from Sikar district, was appointed BJP state president last year. He was a former MLA and RSS volunteer who held various posts in the Bhartiya Kisan Morcha as well. A pall of gloom descended at the party’s state headquarters in Jaipur where a large number of BJP leaders and workers gathered after hearing the news of Saini’s death. His body will be kept at the party office in Jaipur for visitors on Tuesday morning. Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief and said Saini’s death was a major loss for the BJP. “The passing away of Shri Madanlal Saini Ji is a major loss for the BJP family. He contributed to strengthening the Party in Rajasthan…,” he tweeted.