Manoj Singh Mandavi, a three-time MLA, was a well-known tribal figure for the party in the Bastar region
Manoj Singh Mandavi, the deputy speaker of the Chhattisgarh assembly and a member of the party in power, passed away on October 16 from a heart attack, according to party officials.
Sushil Anand Shukla, the leader of the State Congress’ communication arm, said Mandavi (58), who had a heart attack, was transported to a hospital in nearby Dhamtari town, where he passed on the following day.
On Saturday night, Mandavi, who previously represented the Kanker district’s Bhanupratappur constituency, was in his home hamlet of Nathia Nawagaon in the Charama neighborhood.
He was transferred to a hospital in Charama after expressing unease, where doctors treated him, according to Mr. Shukla.
Mandavi was subsequently taken to a hospital in the nearby town of Dhamtari, where he later passed away, according to the Congress leader.
Mandavi, a three-time MLA and a well-known tribal face of the party in the Bastar area, held the position of Minister of State for Homes and Prisons from 2000 to 2003 under the Ajit Jogi-led Congress government in the state.