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Niece and Former Vajpayee MP Karuna Shukla Dies of Coronavirus | India News


RAIPUR: Congress leader and former MP Karuna Shukla died of coronavirus in Raipur, family members said Tuesday.
The niece of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee died in a private hospital on Monday night, they said.
Shukla (70) was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha and represented the Janjgir-Champa Lok Sabha constituency in Chhattisgarh. She resigned from the BJP in 2013 claiming that the party was under the control of power politics.
Having ended her 32-year association with the BJP, she joined Congress in 2014 and opposed Lok Sabha’s election that year from the Bilaspur constituency, but was defeated by BJP’s Lakhan Lal Sahu.
She contested the 2018 Rajnandgaon Assembly elections and was defeated by former Chief Minister Raman Singh.
Chhattisgarh Prime Minister Bhupesh Baghel expressed regret at Shukla’s disappearance.
“My aunt Karuna Shukla is no more. The ruthless coronavirus took her from her. I kept receiving her blessings,” Baghel tweeted in Hindi.

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