Covid-19 Kills, Ex-State BJP chief Laxman Gilua

RANCHI: Laxman Gilua, (56), former state BJP state president lost his battle against Covid-19 on Thursday. He was struggling for the last one week, the 56-year-old senior BJP leader and former Singhbhum MP died at Tata Motors Hospital in Jamshedpur.

An official of the hospital said that Gilua’s health continued to deteriorate, even though he was administered remdesivir on April 23.

State BJP president Deepak Prakash expressed his condolences. “I deeply mourn the death of the former state president and former MP. His death has created a void in the party. My prayers to God that his soul may rest in peace. His contributions to the party would not be forgotten. Gilua was instrumental in strengthening the party,” he stated.

Born on December 20, 1964, Gilua was the key leader of the BJP in Kolhan division. He became the BJP block president of Chakradharpur in 1990. He won the Assembly elections in undivided Bihar in 1995 from Chakradharpur and became a member of the Bihar Assembly. Thereafter, he was also elected to the Lok Sabha in 1999 from Singhbhum. In 2014, he was elected MP again from the same seat.