Congress leader and former Delhi minister AK Walia died of COVID-19: Report

Senior Congress Leader and Former Delhi Government Minister AK Walia Died of COVID-19

New Delhi:

Congress leader and former Delhi government minister AK Walia died today in the early hours of COVID-19, party leaders said. He was 72 years old.

Delhi Congress President Anil Kumar has condemned the former MP’s death, saying he died at the city’s Apollo Hospital.

Party leaders said Mr Walia, who represented the Laxmi Nagar constituency in the assembly for four terms, was hospitalized a few days ago after giving positive results for COVID-19.

He died around 1:30 a.m. today, party leaders told India’s Press Trust.

Party leader Aam Aadmi and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia also condoled Mr Walia’s death, saying he had promoted positive politics in Delhi.

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