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12 November 2018 Current Events BJP leader, Union Minister Ananth Kumar passes away at 59

Senior BJP leader, and in-charge of two key ministries, Ananth Kumar passed away at the age of 59  today, at a Bengaluru hospital. Suffering from cancer, he was being treated in New York, having returned to India only last month.

The veteran leader was among the few leaders to serve under Vajpayee's government as well, being the "youngest" minister in the cabinet. At the time of his death, Kumar was the Union Minister for Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. PM Narendra Modi has offered condolences to the family, calling Ananth Kumar a "Great asset to BJP". The state of Karnataka has declared a three-day mourning, showing respect.


Chhattisgarh phase one polling today - the battle begins in five states

The first phase of assembly elections polling in Chhattisgarh - for 18 seats, will take place today. The constituencies in polls are the sensitive Naxal affected areas, including Rajnandagoan - home district of the current CM, Raman Singh.

With the voting commencing in Chhattisgarh, the nation would watch in anticipation as the much-awaited assembly elections begin to unfold. Both the major parties- Congress and BJP have made some pretty big promises in their manifesto for the state.


BJP leader, Union Minister Ananth Kumar passes away at 59

Senior BJP leader, and in-charge of two key ministries, Ananth Kumar passed away at the age of 59  today, at a Bengaluru hospital. Suffering from cancer, he was being treated in New York, having returned to India only last month.

The veteran leader was among the few leaders to serve under Vajpayee's government as well, being the "youngest" minister in the cabinet. At the time of his death, Kumar was the Union Minister for Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs and Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. PM Narendra Modi has offered condolences to the family, calling Ananth Kumar a "Great asset to BJP". The state of Karnataka has declared a three-day mourning, showing respect.

Chhattisgarh phase one polling today - the battle begins in five states

The first phase of assembly elections polling in Chhattisgarh - for 18 seats, will take place today. The constituencies in polls are the sensitive Naxal affected areas, including Rajnandagoan - home district of the current CM, Raman Singh.

With the voting commencing in Chhattisgarh, the nation would watch in anticipation as the much-awaited assembly elections begin to unfold. Both the major parties- Congress and BJP have made some pretty big promises in their manifesto for the state.




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