Lokendra Singh, BJP MLA from Noorpur in Bijnor, was today killed in a road accident in Sitapur. The unfortunate incident shocked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders as Singh died while he was on his way to attend the UP Investors Summit 2018 in Lucknow. Reports say Singh, 45, died when his car collided with a truck in Sitapur. The Noorpur MLA’s Fortuner, which was moving at a high speed, collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction, according to IANS.
Singh was born in district Bijnor of Uttar Pradesh. He had completed MA from Bareilly College, affiliated to MJP Rohilkhand University. Before getting elected to the UP Legislative Assembly, Singh’s profession was agriculture. As per Singh’s Facebook profile, he had previously worked for Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP), the student wing on Rashtriya Swayam Sangh (RSS).
The tragic death of Singh ahead of the UP Investors Summit, which was to be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi, shocked the prime minister. Modi tweeted, “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.”
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
जनपद बिजनौर के नूरपुर से भाजपा विधायक श्री लोकेंद्र चौहान जी के निधन पर पर दुःख पंहुचा। श्री लोकेंद्र चौहान जी के निधन से पार्टी ने एक प्रतिबद्ध नेता खो दिया है। ईश्वर से दिवंगत आत्मा की शांति एवं परिजनों को संबल देने की प्रार्थना करता हूँ।
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) February 21, 2018
The MLA’s gunners, who were accompanying him, identified as Brijesh Mishra, 28, and Deepak Kumar, 30, and driver of the truck also died in the accident.
Saddened by Singh’s death, BJP chief Amit Shah tweeted, Deeply “pained to know about the demise of our MLA from Noorpur (U.P), Shri Lokendra Singh ji due to a road accident. Lokendra ji has served the organisation and society with passion & dedication, his passing away is a big loss to BJP. My condolences with his family & followers.”
Lokendra Singh was elected to the UP Assembly for the first time in 2017, according to uplegisassembly.gov.in
In another incident today, BJP MLA Kalyan Singh from Rajasthan’s Nathdwara passed away at the GBH American Hospital in Udaipur due to prolonged illness.