Bhiloda Cong MLA dies of Covid, House adjourned
Joshiyara, who was 69, was a five-time MLA from the Bhiloda (ST) seat in Aravalli district
The Gujarat Assembly was adjourned on Monday due to the death of Congress MLA Dr Anil Joshiyara, who succumbed to Covid-19.
Joshiyara, who was 69, was a five-time MLA from the Bhiloda (ST) seat in Aravalli district.
Congress leaders said he died of Covid-19 at a Chennai hospital on Monday afternoon.During the discussion on an appropriation bill, deputy leader of opposition Shailesh Parmar informed the house of Joshiyara's death, resulting in all legislators observing a two-minute silence in tribute, after which speaker Nima Acharya adjourned the house for the day.
Joshiyara contracted the coronavirus in January and was shifted from a private hospital in Ahmedabad to the Tamil Nadu capital a month ago. Joshiyara, a surgeon, was first elected MLA from Bhiloda in 1995 on a BJP ticket and served as health minister between 1996 and 1997 in the government headed by Shankersinh Vaghela. tnn