New Delhi, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday condoled the demise of former Delhi BJP chief Mange Ram Garg. It is very sad to hear the news of the demise of former Delhi BJP chief and senior leader Shri Mange Ram Garg ji. May God give peace to his soul and give his family strength to bear this loss,’ Mr Kejriwal tweeted. Senior Delhi BJP leader and former Delhi BJP chief Mange Ram Garg died on Sunday after a prolonged illness, party sources said.
Mr Garg, who had been keeping unwell since a long time, was admitted to Balaji hospital in Paschim Vihar, four days ago. He died at 0730 hours, party sources further said. His body would be kept at the Delhi BJP headquarters, for party workers, to pay homage to him. A veteran in Delhi politics, Mr Garg, registered his first political win in 2003 when he won from the Wazirpur Assembly constituency.
In 2008 Assembly elections, he lost to Hari Shanker Gupta of Congress but by only about three thousand votes. With Mr Garg as Delhi BJP chief, party registered strong performances in local municipal body elections. The party gave him an important responsibility in 2019 Lok Sabha elections to strengthen it in Delhi, the party sources added.