Bihar observes day-long state mourning for its former governor Raghunandan Lal Bhatia | Patna Information

Bihar observes day-long state mourning for its former governor Raghunandan Lal Bhatia | Patna News - Times of India

Raghunandan Lal Bhatia

PATNA: Bihar on Sunday noticed day-long state mourning in respect of its former governor Raghunandan Lal Bhatia who died of covid-19 at Amritsar on Saturday.
Earlier within the morning, CM Nitish Kumar whereas condoling the demise of Bhatia, introduced daylong state mourning in respect of Bhatia throughout the state. Bhatia was 100 12 months outdated.
“Bhatia Ji served as governor of Bihar from 2008 to 2009. He was elected Lok Sabha member six occasions from Amritsar parliamentary constituency. His demise may be very saddening. His demise has triggered an irreparable loss within the social and political circles,” Nitish stated in his condolence message.
Bhatia was 100 12 months outdated, he would have turned 101 in July this 12 months. He served because the Governor of Kerala from June 23, 2004 to July 10, 2008 and Governor of Bihar from July 11, 2008 to June 28, 2009.
A politician of unpolluted picture, Bhatia first contested the Lok Sabha by-elections in 1972 which was necessitated after the demise of sitting MP Durga Das Bhatia, who was brother of Raghunandan Lal Bhatia. Later, Bhatia received the Lok Sabha elections from Amritsar in 1980, 1985, 1992, 1996 and 1999.
In a separate condolence message, the CM Nitish Kumar additionally mourned the demise of former Rajya Sabha member and former Danapur MLA Vijay Singh Yadav. Yadav was a BJP chief.
A number of BJP leaders together with its state president Sanjay Jaiswal, state vp and former MLA Rajib Ranjan, Patliputra MP Ram Kripal Yadav, BJP’s OBC Morcha’s nationwide secretary Nikhil Anand, state common secretary and MLC Devesh Kumar, MLA Sanjiv Chaurasia, former minister Nitish Mishra and lots of others condoled the demise of Vijay Singh Yadav.

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