New Delhi, BJP party president Amit Shah along with senior party leaders including L K Advani, and Sushma Swaraj on Sunday paid floral tributes to former Delhi party chief Mange Ram Garg. Mortal remains of Mange Ram Garg were kept at Delhi BJP office, where senior BJP leaders and state party leaders were present.
After paying the tributes, Mr Shah in a tweet said,’The demise of Mange Ram Garg, former president of Delhi BJP, is an irreparable loss for the BJP family. Dedicated for the service of the people of Delhi and party, the life of Mange Ramji inspires all the workers. I express my condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti’.
Among others who paid tributes, state BJP president Manoj Tiwari, Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta along with other state party leaders also paid floral tributes to Mange Ram. Mange Ram Garg died on Sunday after a prolonged illness. 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 hrs. A veteran in Delhi politics, Mange 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 Garg as Delhi BJP chief, party registered a good show in local municipal body elections. The party gave him a crucial responsibility in 2019 Lok Sabha elections that of strengthening it in Delhi.