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BJP MP Ram Swaroop Sharma Dies by Suicide; Condolences Pour In

The police was informed by a staffer after Sharma allegedly hanged himself at his Delhi residence.

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A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Mandi, Ram Swaroop Sharma allegedly died by suicide in Delhi.
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A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi, Ram Swaroop Sharma allegedly died by suicide in Delhi, ANI reported.

The police was informed by a staffer after Sharma (62) allegedly hanged himself at his Delhi residence. MoS Finance and Corporate Affairs Anurag Thakur also visited the site.

Sources told NDTV that no suicide note has been recovered so far. Joint Commissioner of Police Jaspal Singh later went to the Parliament to present a report on the matter. Further investigation is underway.

A two-time Lok Sabha MP, Sharma was elected from Mandi in 2014 and 2018.

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PM, President Express Grief, Condolences Pour In

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to condole Sharma’s demise and called him “a dedicated leader, who was always committed to solving people’s problems".

President Ram Nath Kovind, too, took to Twitter to offer condolences.

“Saddened by the death of Member of Parliament from Himachal Pradesh’s Mandi, Ram Swaroop Sharma. Born in a simple family, Sharma had an easy-going nature. He was dedicated to the development of his constituency. I offer condolences to the family and supporters,” Kovind said.

Speaking to ANI, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that he was saddened by Sharma’s death.

“We learnt about his unfortunate demise in the morning. We used his work as an example for party workers. We are extremely saddened. Hope his soul rests in peace. His mortal remains are being taken for post-mortem,” Thakur said.

Several other leaders and ministers, including Shripad Naik and Sadananda Gowda, also took to Twitter to condole Sharma’s death.

(With inputs from ANI.)

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