Congress’ Jalandhar MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary  dies of heart attack during Bharat Jodo Yatra; march halted


Congress MP from Jalandhar Chaudhary Santokh Singh died during Bharat Jodo Yatra on Saturday morning in Punjab’s Phillaur. He was walking along with Rahul Gandhi in the yatra when he suddenly fell unwell as his heartbeat increased.

The Congress leader was taken to Phagwara’s Virk hospital, where he was declared brought dead. Rahul Gandhi left Bharat Jodo Yatra and reached the hospital after receiving the news. The yatra has been suspended for the day.

Meanwhile, Bharat Jodo Yatra commenced on September 7 last year from Kanyakumari and will culminate on January 30 in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann offered his condolences at the Congress MP demise in Punjabi on Twitter.

He wrote, “I am deeply saddened by the untimely death of Congress Member of Parliament from Jalandhar, Santokh Singh Chowdhury.. May God rest his soul in peace.”