Former Congress MP from Ghaziabad dies of COVID-19

Ghaziabad, August 14

Former Congress Member of Parliament Surendra Prakash Goel died on Friday morning as a consequence of COVID-19 issues, his household mentioned. He was 74.

He had examined optimistic for coronavirus and was admitted for remedy on July 27 in Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi. His son Shushant Goel instructed PTI that his father breathed his final on Friday morning round 6.30 am.

Goel started his political profession in 1970. He was elected chairman of Ghaziabad metropolis board in 1973 after which grew to become chairman of the then newly constituted municipality in 1989. He was elected as an MLA on a Congress ticket in 2002.

Two years later, Goel was elected as a Lok Sabha member. He defeated his nearest BJP rival Ramesh Chand Tomar who had represented the Ghaziabad-Hapur constituency for 4 phrases. In the 2009 basic elections, Goel got here in third place as BJP chief and present Defence Minister Rajnath Singh gained from the Ghaziabad seat.

Known for his extroverted nature and recognition with the lots, political leaders and the general public alike have expressed grief over Goel’s dying.

Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways and Ghaziabad MP General (retired) V Okay Singh condoled the Congress chief’s dying. PTI


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