Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and the party’s Rajasthan unit chief, Madan Lal Saini, passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi. Saini, who was also a Member of Parliament (MP) in Rajya Sabha, was 75.
Saini was a former MLA and RSS volunteer who had held various posts in the party, including in the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) and as the national general secretary of Bharatiya Kisan Morcha.
The Rajya Sabha is likely to be adjourned on June 25 after obituary reference. As per convention, the House is adjourned for the day after obituary references if any sitting member of the House dies during the session.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Madan Lal Saini’s death is a major loss for the BJP. “The passing away of Shri Madanlal Saini Ji is a major loss for the BJP family. He contributed to strengthening the Party in Rajasthan. He was widely respected for his congenial nature and community service efforts. My thoughts are with his family and supporters. Om Shanti.”