Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condoled the death of Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) MLA from Uttar Pradesh Lokendra Singh who dies in a road accident today morning. The MLA was the Noorpur (BJP) legislator from Bijnore and was heading for the ‘Investors Meet’ in Lucknow which is to be inaugurated by PM Modi today when his SUV rammed head-on with a truck coming from the opposite direction. The road accident was reported from Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur and the MLA’s SUV was said to be travelling at high speed.
The crash also led to the death of two of his security guards as well as the driver. While the driver and Singh, 45, were killed on the spot, the two police gunners died during treatment at a nearby medical facility. The gunners who lost their lives have been identified as Brijesh Mishra, 28, and Deepak Kumar, 30. District Magistrate Sarika Mohan and Superintendent of Police Anand Kulkarni have reportedly rushed to the scene of the accident.
PM Modi took to Twitter and expressed his anguish at the death of his party’s MLA Lokendra Singh. “Anguished by the demise of BJP MLA from Noorpur, Shri Lokendra Singh Ji due to an accident,” PM wrote. He further acknowledged the MLA’s contribution to the party in the state and wrote: “His service towards society and role in building the BJP in UP will always be remembered. My thoughts are with his family and supporters in this hour of grief.”
Anguished by the demise of BJP MLA from Noorpur, Shri Lokendra Singh Ji due to an accident. His service towards society and role in building the BJP in UP will always be remembered. My thoughts are with his family and supporters in this hour of grief.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 21, 2018
Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi is all set to inaugurate ‘UP Investors Summit’. The aim of the summit is to showcase the array of investment opportunities and potential of the state in various sectors. Industry leaders like Mukesh Ambani, Anand Mahindra, Gautam Adani, along with various other leaders from the government have graced the event.