MP governor Lalji Tandon passes away

Lalji Tandon

New Delhi (NVI): Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon passed away today at the age of 85, after a prolonged illness. His son Ashutosh Tandon confirmed the news.

Lalji was admitted to the hospital in Lucknow on June 13 after he complained of breathing problem, urinary problems and fever.

He, thereafter, developed complications in kidney and liver and even underwent a surgical procedure.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, meanwhile, took to Twitter to pay condolences to the family of Lalji Tandon.

“Shri Lalji Tandon will be remembered for his untiring efforts to serve society. He played a key role in strengthening the BJP in Uttar Pradesh. He made a mark as an effective administrator, always giving importance of public welfare. Anguished by his passing away,” the prime minister tweeted.

Tandon has served as a member of the Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Parishad for two terms and also as the Leader of House of the Council.

He was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Lucknow by a margin of more than 40,000 votes in May 2009.

In 2018, he was appointed as Bihar’s Governor and shifted to Madhya Pradesh in the same capacity a year later.

-RJV