Congress MP Santokh Singh dies due to heart attack during Bharat Jodo Yatra

Congress MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary died after he was taken to a hospital this morning from Bharat Jodo Yatra as per Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann's tweet. He reportedly suffered from a heart attack.

Congress MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary died due to a suspected heart attack on Saturday morning (January 14). He was part of the Rahul Gandhi-led Bharat Jodo Yatra in Ludhiana, Punjab today and experienced health issues during the yatra. He was rushed to a hospital in an ambulance, however, he passed away as per reports. As per initial reports, Chaudhary succumbed to a heart attack. The social media handle of Indian Nationa Congress also confirmed the news in a tweet.

Congress chief Mallikarjun Kharge expressed his grief over Singh's sudden demise and wrote on Twitter, "Deeply shocked and saddened to learn about the untimely passing away of our MP, Shri Santokh Singh Chaudhary. His loss is a great blow to the party and organisation. In this hour of grief, my heart goes out to his family, friends and followers. May his soul rest in peace." Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla also condoled the demise of the Congress MP. Ex-Congress leader Amarinder Singh also condoled the death of Singh, saying, " Extremely saddened to hear about the sudden demise of MP Santokh Singh Chaudhary ji due to a heart attack today. My heartfelt condolences are with his entire family in their time of grief. May Waheguru Ji grant eternal peace to the departed soul."