The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) senior leader and Rajya Sabha member from Uttar Pradesh Hardwar Dubey breathed his last on Monday morning in New Delhi. He was a sitting MP elected to the Rajya Sabha in November 2020.
The late Dubey, 74, was also elected as a member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly from Agra Cantonment assembly segment in 1990s and served as a minister in the Kalyan Singh ministry in 1991. The late Dubey, who was closely associated with the Sangh parivaar and its affiliate Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) was made state spokesperson and vice-president of the BJP in 2011 and 2013 respectively, before being elevated as a Rajya Sabha member.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the demise of the BJP MP and described him a hardworking leader. “Deeply saddened by the demise of hardworking BJP MP Hardwar Dubey ji. He was such a grassroots leader, who will always be remembered for his important contribution in the development journey of Uttar Pradesh. May God give strength to his family and supporters in this hour of grief. om Shanti,” said Mr. Modi.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also called the deceased as a strong grassroots leader and dedicated worker. “The demise of Honorable Rajya Sabha MP, Former Minister Uttar Pradesh Government Shri Haridwar Dubey ji is very sad. My condolences are with the bereaved families. May Lord Shri Ram grant the departed pious soul a place in his holy feet and strength to the bereaved family members to bear this immense sorrow, Om Shanti,” tweeted Mr. Adityanath.