Suresh Angadi is the first Union Minister and the fourth MP to die due to COVID-19 infection.
Railways Minister for State Suresh Angadi has died of COVID19 infection. He died nearly two weeks after he tested positive for coronavirus infection. Railways Minister was admitted to AIIMS in Delhi after his condition worsened.
Suresh Angadi is the first Union Minister and the fourth MP to die due to COVID-19 infection. He was elected MP in the Lok Sabha elections in 2004, and again in 2009. He was elected for a third term in 2014, when the BJP came to power in the centre, and for a fourth term in the general elections last year, after which he was made Union Minister of State for Railways.
President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted, “Shocked to know the passing away of Shri Suresh Angadi, Union Minister of State of Railways. An amiable leader Shri Angadi worked tirelessly for the people of his constituency, Belagavi and Karnataka.”
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also tweeted his condolences.