Congress leader and former member of Parliament Karuna Shukla, 70, died of Covid-19 at a private hospital in Raipur on Tuesday.
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel expressed grief over the demise of Shukla. “My aunt Karuna Shukla is no more. The ruthless corona… I continued to get her blessings…,” he tweeted in Hindi.
मेरी करुणा चाची यानी करुणा शुक्ला जी नहीं रहीं। निष्ठुर कोरोना ने उन्हें भी लील लिया।— Bhupesh Baghel (@bhupeshbaghel) April 26, 2021
राजनीति से इतर उनसे बहुत आत्मीय पारिवारिक रिश्ते रहे और उनका सतत आशीर्वाद मुझे मिलता रहा।
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Shukla, a niece of late former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, was a two-time Lok Sabha member. She quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and joined Congress in 2013 after she was denied a ticket for the Chhattisgarh assembly elections.
In 2018, Shukla contested the assembly elections against former Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh but lost.
Senior Congress leader and former MP Karuna Shukla passed away last night at a hospital in Chhattisgarh where she was under treatment for #COVID19. She was also the niece of former PM, late Atal Bihari Vajpayee.— ANI (@ANI) April 27, 2021
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