Just two weeks after Union Minister of State for Railways, Suresh Angadi was diagnosed with coronavirus, he passed away after developing complications due to the viral infection. The MP from Belgavi in Karnataka from BJP was under medical care at AIIMS Trauma Centre. As a mark of tribute, the Home Ministry has decided that the national flag will be flown at half-mast in all government offices for a day.
As the news of Suresh Angadi’s death broke out, several political leaders took Twitter to express their grief. Have a look:
Shri Suresh Angadi was an exceptional Karyakarta, who worked hard to make the Party strong in Karnataka. He was a dedicated MP and effective Minister, admired across the spectrum. His demise is saddening. My thoughts are with his family and friends in this sad hour. Om Shanti. pic.twitter.com/2QDHQe0Pmj
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 23, 2020
Deeply anguished at the unfortunate demise of Suresh Angadi ji.
He was like my brother. Words fall short to describe his commitment & dedication towards the people.
My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in this hour of need. Om Shanti pic.twitter.com/Y7SB2PMktU
— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) September 23, 2020
Deeply pained to learn about the passing away of MoS Railways and senior BJP leader from Karnataka, Shri Suresh Angadi ji. He will always be remembered for his selfless service to the nation and party. My deepest condolences are with his family. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti
— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) September 23, 2020
I am shocked and deeply saddened by the demise of Union Minister of State for Railways and four-term MP from Belagavi Shri. Suresh Angadi @SureshAngadi_ .
He was like a younger brother to me. I feel terrible losing him. This is an unbearable loss to our nation.
— H D Devegowda (@H_D_Devegowda) September 23, 2020