Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Ramesh Chandra Diwakar succumbed to Covid-19 in Meerut on Friday. He was 56.
Diwakar, who represented the Aurraiya Assembly seat, was admitted to a hospital in Meerut four days ago and his condition was stated to be critical for the last two days.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed his condolences to the bereaved family.
According to sources, Diwakar’s wife has also tested positive for COVID-19 and is undergoing treatment at a hospital in Kanpur.