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Former Delhi minister A.K. Walia succumbs to COVID-19

Former Minister A.K. Walia | Photo Credit: Facebook/A.K.Walia
PTI New Delhi 22 April 2021 09:18 IST
Updated: 22 April 2021 09:21 IST

Party leaders said Walia was admitted to a Delhi hospital a few days ago after testing positive for coronavirus.

Senior Congress leader and former Delhi government minister A.K. Walia died of COVID-19 in the early hours of Thursday, party leaders said.

He was 72. Delhi Congress president Anil Kumar condoled the death of former MLA, saying he breathed his last at the city’s Apollo Hospital.

Party leaders said Walia, who represented the Laxmi Nagar constituency in the assembly for four terms, was admitted to the hospital a few days ago after testing positive for coronavirus.

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He passed away around 1.30 a.m. on Thursday, they said.

AAP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also condoled Walia’s death, saying he promoted positive politics in Delhi.

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