BJP Rajya Sabha MP Ashok Gasti dies due to COVID-19

Ashok Gasti, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP in Rajya Sabha from Karnataka, died due to multiple organ failure on Thursday. He was suffering from Covid-19.

The 55-year-old was critically ill and was admitted to Manipal Hospital.

Dr Manish Rai, the hospital’s director said in a statement that the MP died at 10.31pm.

Ashok Gasti was a first time Rajya Sabha member. He was elected to the Upper House from Karnataka in June, this year.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the MP’s death on Twitter:

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