PUNJAB: Santokh Singh Chaudhary, Congress party’s Lok Sabha MP from Jalandhar, passed away while participating in the Bharat Jodo Yatra on Saturday morning. He had suffered a cardiac arrest, as per initial reports.
Santokh Singh was participating in the Yatra which was passing through the Phillaur area when the tragedy occurred. It is learnt that the deceased MP had come out with Rahul from Kusht Ashram when he collapsed. He was rushed to the Virk Hospital in nearby Phagwara where the doctors declared him dead.
The Phillaur Assembly constituency is currently represented in the Punjab Legislative Assembly by Santokh Singh Chaudhary’s son Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary. Santokh Singh, meanwhile, had won the Lok Sabha election twice — first in 2014 and later in 2019.
The Yatra was stalled following the incidents. Rahul is visiting the MP’s family at the hospital, along with MLA Rana Gurjeet Singh and Vijay Inder Singla.