CHANDHIGRAH: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi expressed shock over the sudden demise of party MP and senior leader Santokh Singh Chaudhary during the Bharat Jodo Yatra on Saturday.
He described the 76-year-old two-time MP as a hardworking leader and strong pillar of the Congress.
''Shocked by the sudden demise of Shri Santokh Singh Chowdhary. He was a down to earth hardworking leader, a good person and a strong pillar of the Congress family, who dedicated his life to public service from youth Congress to Member of Parliament.
I express my condolences to the bereaved family,” Gandhi said in a tweet. Chaudhary died after suffering a cardiac arrest during the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
The two-time MP was taking part in the Rahul Gandhi-led march in Phillaur in Jalandhar where he fainted, said senior party leader Partap Singh Bajwa, who was also marching in the yatra. Chaudhary was rushed to a hospital in Phagwara in an ambulance where he was declared brought dead.