New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Himachal Pradesh MLA Narinder Bragta on Saturday died due to post-coronavirus complications at the PGI Hospital in Chandigarh, his family revealed.
Bragta was currently the Chief Whip of BJP in the Vidhan Sabha, with the designation of a Cabinet minister. The three-time legislator was 69.
The BJP MLA’s son, Chetan Singh Bragta took to Facebook to announce the demise of his father in a long and emotional post.
“My father and our beloved Bharatiya Janata Party senior leader, former minister, Chief Vigilante Hon. Shri Narendra Baragata ji in the Government of Himachal Pradesh lost the last battle of his life after a long struggle related to health. I am informing with great sadness to all my family members and supporters that Shri Narendra Baragata ji is no more with us,” Chetan Singh Bragta wrote on FB in Hindi.
“This emotional and tearful moment of our life is sharing the most sad moments with you all,” he concluded.
On Friday, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur had visited the hospital to enquire about the health of Narinder Bragta.
The MLA was admitted to the hospital for over 15 days after contracting the novel Coronavirus on April 13.
Bragta was a key member in installing anti-hail guns in the apple growing sectors in the Shimla district back in 2010 under a Rs 3.29 crore Central government project to safeguard the crop from hailstorms during the vital season of flowering and fruit setting.
Even CM Jai Ram Thakur described him as a much-admired leader. He also spoke to his family members and conveyed his deepest condolence on their loss.