Former Union minister Sanwar Lal Jat dies in AIIMS

Highlights:

  • Member of Parliament from Ajmer and former Union minister Sanwar Lal Jat died at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi.
  • The 62-year-old Jat leader from the state had suffered a major cardiac arrest on July 24 and was airlifted to AIIMS on July 27.
  • Jat's untimely demise sent shock waves in the political corridors of the state, with both - BJP and Congress - immediately cancelling all its meetings and programmes for the day.
  • The state government too announced a day-long mourning while members of the Vasundhara Raje cabinet met to condole Jat's demise.
  • Jat had collapsed after suffering a major cardiac arrest during a meeting of the elected representatives with BJP chief Amit Shahat the state headquarters on June 22.
  • He was rushed to the SMS Hospital and though his condition was believed to be stable but critical then, he was moved to AIIMS on July 27.