Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Babulal Gaur died early on Wednesday at a hospital here following prolonged illness. He was 89.
He was admitted after his blood pressure dropped.
"Shri Babulal Gaurji served people for decades. From Jana Sangh days, he worked constantly to strengthen our party. As Minister and CM of Madhya Pradesh he undertook many efforts to transform the state."
"Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti," Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.
Shri Babulal Gaur Ji served people for decades. From Jana Sangh days, he worked constantly to strengthen our Party. As Minister and CM of Madhya Pradesh he undertook many efforts to transform the state. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 21, 2019
Leaders across the political spectrum mourned the death of former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Babulal Gaur.
The leaders took to Twitter and recalled the contribution of Gaur, who died on Wednesday at a hospital following a prolonged illness.
Union Minister Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Piyush Goyal along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya expressed grief over the demise of the leader.
Amit Shah recalled that Gaur "strongly opposed the Emergency, for which he was jailed for 19 months."
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Rajnath Singh said Gaur, who held various positions in government and the BJP, "was a skilled organiser and a hardworking administrator".
Madhya Pradesh Congress and senior party leader Jyotiraditya Scindia too shared his condolences.
Congress spokesperson Shobha Oza said: "The death of Gaur is an end of a political era in the state. He was a cheerful, social and honest leader."