The 56-year-old chief was additionally Malappuram District Congress Committee president.
Senior Congress chief and Opposition UDF candidate from Nilambur V.V. Prakash died of a heart attack this morning, get together sources mentioned. The 56-year-old chief was additionally Malappuram District Congress Committee president. He had undergone angioplasty a number of months again.
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi and different leaders together with from rival events prolonged their condolences to the household.
Mr. Gandhi tweeted, “The untimely demise of Malappuram DCC President & UDF Nilambur candidate V.V. Prakash Ji is extremely tragic. He will be remembered as an honest & hardworking member of the Congress, always ready to offer help to the people. My heartfelt condolences to his family.”
DCC sources mentioned Prakash was admitted to a personal hospital in Edakkara within the early hours of Thursday after he complained of heart-related discomfort, however was shifted to a facility in Manjeri as his situation worsened.
He handed away round 5 a.m., they mentioned.
The Congress get together hoped to wrest the Nilambur seat from the ruling LDF alliance. The CPI(M) had fielded incumbent MLA P.V. Anwar.
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, Opposition chief Ramesh Chennithala, IUML chief P.Okay. Kunhalikutty condoled the Congress chief’s demise.
The keenly fought State meeting polls had been held on April 6 and the counting of votes is scheduled for May 2.
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