BJP’s Moradabad Lok Sabha Candidate, Kunwar Sarvesh Singh, Passes Away

Maharanee Kumari
BJP Moradabad Lok Sabha Candidate Kunwar Sarvesh Singh Passes Away
BJP Moradabad Lok Sabha Candidate Kunwar Sarvesh Singh Passes Away

Read about the passing of Kunwar Sarvesh Singh, BJP’s candidate from the Moradabad Lok Sabha seat, and its implications on the upcoming elections. Explore his political legacy, the potential impact on neighboring constituencies.

In a significant setback for the BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Kunwar Sarvesh Singh, the party's candidate from the Moradabad Lok Sabha seat, has passed away. The news of his demise comes amidst a critical electoral period, marking a somber moment for the political landscape. Reports suggest that Kunwar Sarvesh Singh had been unwell for several days and succumbed to a heart attack. The unfortunate event occurred shortly after the completion of voting for the Moradabad Lok Sabha seat, where BJP faced off against contenders from SP, Congress, and BSP. BJP MLA Ritesh Gupta confirmed the untimely demise of Kunwar Sarvesh Singh.

A Five-Time MLA and Former MP

Kunwar Sarvesh Singh, born on December 22, 1952, at the age of 71, had a rich political career, having served as MLA five times. He represented the Thakurdwara seat from 1991 to 2007 and again in 2012. In 2014, amidst the Modi wave, he clinched the Amroha MP seat for the party. His legacy extended beyond his own tenure, as his son, Kunwar Sushant Singh, currently serves as the MLA from the Barhapur assembly seat. Bhupendra Chaudhary, State BJP President, expressed deep condolences, highlighting the enduring bond shared with the Singh family.

A Political Dynasty and Regional Influence

Kunwar Sarvesh Singh hailed from a politically influential family, with his father, Raja Rampal Singh, serving as MLA from the Thakurdwara seat four times and as an MP from the Amroha Lok Sabha seat. Their lineage traces back to the Maharaja princely state of Satpuri State, with deep-rooted connections to Haldaur state and Bijnor state. While the family's political allegiance shifted over the years, their impact remained substantial in the region, particularly in the Moradabad division.

Implications and Sympathy Wave

With Kunwar Sarvesh Singh's unexpected demise, speculations arise regarding the electoral implications, especially for the neighboring Amroha seat. The sympathy wave could potentially sway sentiments in favor of the BJP. While the Election Commission rules mandate a by-election in the event of his victory, the absence of Sarvesh Singh during the campaign period has left the BJP recalibrating its strategy. Nonetheless, his stature as a seasoned politician and his family's campaigning efforts underscored his prominence in the political arena.

Condolences and Tributes

Leaders across the political spectrum expressed condolences and paid tribute to Kunwar Sarvesh Singh. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath conveyed shock and sorrow, labeling his demise an irreparable loss for the BJP family. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya also extended their heartfelt condolences, reflecting on the legacy of Kunwar Sarvesh Singh in Uttar Pradesh politics.