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Odisha: 5-time MLA Bijaya Ranjan Singh Bariha no more

Bhubaneswar:Veteran tribal chief and five-time MLA from Padampur seat in Odisha’s Bargarh district, Bijay Ranjan Singh Bariha died right here on Sunday evening, household sources stated on Monday. He was 65.

He was present process remedy at a hospital in Bhubaneswar for fairly a while on account of a number of illnesses.

Bariha is survived by his spouse Tilotama, daughters Barsha, Kadambini, and son Bhojraj.

He was elected to the state meeting 5 instances from Padampur seat — twice on Janata Dal ticket in 1990 and 1995, and 3 times on BJD ticket in 2000, 2009 and 2019.

He additionally served as SC, ST growth minister in Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s cupboard between 2009 and 2011.

Bariha’s mortal stays have been taken to Odisha Meeting premises the place leaders of all political events paid floral tributes to the departed soul.

His physique is being taken to his ancestral home at Padampur, the place final rites will likely be carried out, a household supply stated.

Senior leaders from Odisha together with Governor Ganeshi Lal and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condoled his dying.

Bariah was the sixth legislator to have died after the 2019 elections.

Earlier, two sitting BJP MLAs — Madan Mohan Dutta (Balasore) and Bishnu Sethi (Dhamnagar), and three BJD legislators Bishnu Das (Tirtol), Pradeep Maharathy (Pipili) and Kishore Mohanty (Brajarajnagar) had died.

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