Mange Ram Garg had held a number of positions in the party, which included treasurer, district president and the BJP Delhi president.
New Delhi| Former Delhi BJP president Mange Ram Garg passed away at a city hospital here on Sunday morning.
The demise of Garg, 83, was mourned by senior party leaders along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi who described him as a party man with deep connect with Delhi who selflessly served its people.
“Mange Ram Garg Ji had a deep connect with Delhi and that was seen in the manner in which he selflessly served the people of the city. He played a pivotal role in strengthening BJP in Delhi. His demise is saddening. My thoughts are with his family and supporters. Om Shanti,” Modi tweeted.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has also condoled the demise of Garg.
He died around 7.30 AM at Action Balaji Hospital in Paschim Vihar, north Delhi. He was not keeping much well due to age-related issues.
Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani & former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj pay tribute to former BJP Delhi President Mange Ram Garg, who passed away earlier today. pic.twitter.com/Edg6kQLSAP
— ANI (@ANI) July 21, 2019
Garg’s mortal remains were taken to his residence in Ashok Vihar from where it was taken to Delhi BJP office at Pant Marg, said, party leaders.
A large number of party leaders and workers gathered at the Delhi BJP office to pay their condolences.
Garg had pledged his organs to the ‘Dadhichi Deh Dan Samiti’ for which his body will be taken to Lady Hardinge Medical College hospital at 1 pm, family members said.
Garg was an MLA from Wazirpur constituency between 2003 and 2008. He had held a number of positions in the party, which included treasurer, district president and the BJP Delhi president.