Uttar Pradesh Minister of State for Revenue and Flood Control Vijay Kashyap died from coronavirus at a Gurgaon hospital on May 18. He was an MLA from Muzaffarnagar’s Charthawal Assembly seat, died at Gurgaon’s Medanta Hospital.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the passing away of the BJP leader, he took to twitter and wrote –
“The death of BJP leader and minister in the Uttar Pradesh government Vijay Kashyap Ji is very saddening. He was a leader connected to the grassroots and was always devoted to public interest works. My condolences to his family and supporters in this moment of grief. Om Shanti!”
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath also paid his condolence, in a release he said, “Kashyap, an MLA from Charthawal, was a popular leader who discharged his duties diligently as a minister. In his death, people have lost their true well-wisher.”
Kashyap who was just 56year old is the third UP minister who has succumbed to the virus. Last year, Uttar Pradesh ministers Kamal Rani Varun and Chetan Chauhan had died from the infection.
Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state, is among the worst affected in the country. The state reported 8,737 new cases, 21,108 recoveries and 255 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Recently, many elected representatives of the ruling BJP have turned vocal in describing the failings of the local administration and healthcare system in the state.