Shimla: A pall of gloom has descended Himachal Pradesh, after the untimely demise of two-time BJP Member of Parliament (MP) Ram Swaroop Sharma.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah and other political leaders from various political parties have expressed shock and posted condolence messages on Twitter and other social media platforms.
BJP National President Jagat Prakash Nadda lamenting the sudden demise of Sharma said that his contribution in strengthening the party can never be forgotten.
“He was a dedicated leader, who was always committed to solving people’s problems. He worked tirelessly for the betterment of society on all levels,” he said expressing his condolences to the bereaved family.
BJP State President Suresh Kashyap, Former Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal, Shanta Kumar, National Vice President Saudan Singh state in-charge Avinash Rai Khanna, co-in charge Sanjay Tandon, General Secretary Trilok Jamwal, Trilok Kapoor, Rakesh Jamwal and State Organizing Secretary Pawan Rana have mourned the death of MP Ram Swaroop Sharma.
State BJP President, Suresh Kashyap said that this is a big loss to the party which cannot be repaired in the times to come.
A dedicated party worker, who rose from the grass root level, Sharma was a great personality, down to earth and soft spoken in nature, he added.
Sharma had served the party on various portfolios, from 2000 to 2003 and 2009 to 2012 he had been the state organizing secretary and had also been a two- time vice president of state BJP.
He fought the Lok Sabha elections for the first time in 2014, from the Mandi Lok Sabha seat, defeating Pratibha Singh wife of former Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh by huge margin.
Sharma again contested the Mandi Lok Sabha seat for the second consecutive time in 2019 and won the elections.
The BJP leaders paid a humble tribute to the departed soul and prayed to give the family the strength to bear the loss.