Former legislator and NC leader from Rajouri dies after testing COVID-19 positive

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A former legislator and National Conference leader from Rajouri district, Thakur Rashpal Singh who had tested positive for COVID-19 died on Monday.

Singh, a resident of Sialsui Kalakote, had won elections several times from Kalakote assembly segment and was leader of National Conference for decades. He had also served as Vice Chairman of State Kissan Advisory Board during Omar Abdullah-led government in 2009-15.

Officials told the news agency KNO that the former legislator developed some medical issues on Sunday evening and was taken to SMVDN hospital Katra where he breathed his last at around 2 AM. He had also tested positive for Coronavirus, they said.

“I have been informed that the former legislator had tested positive for Coronavirus,” said Deputy Commissioner (DC) Rajouri, Mohammad Nazir Sheikh.