Former MP Chief Minister Sunderlal Patwa dies at 92

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Sunderlal Patwa and veteran BJP leader passed away at 92 at a private hospital in Bhopal on Wednesday.

Former MP Chief Minister Sunderlal Patwa dies at 92

Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Sunderlal Patwa and veteran BJP leader passed away at 92 at a private hospital in Bhopal on Wednesday.

Patwa, who was two time CM of Madhya Pradesh, was considered as political mentor of current Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan. He was the CM once for a short period of two months in 1980 and then again from 1990 to 1992. Patwa born in 1924 at Kukdeshwar in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh.



The Madhya Pradesh government has declared a 3 day mourning in the state after the demise of the leader.

Patwa, an RSS ideologue was instrumental in consolidating BJP base in the undivided Madhya Pradesh. Till recently, he was part of BJP’s Margdarshak Mandal in the state.

He was elected to Lok Sabha in 1997 after a by-poll but lost in 1998 general elections. In 1999, he again got elected to Lok Sabha and became a minister in NDA government from 1999 to 2001.

He was also the Cabinet Minister when Atal Bihari Vajpayee was the Prime Minister in the year 2001.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to condole his death.