The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday cancelled its parliamentary party meeting following the death of Rajya Sabha MP and Rajasthan party chief Madan Lal Saini.
The meeting, which was scheduled at 9.30am on Tuesday, was the first meeting of all the BJP MPs after 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Madan Lal Saini died on Monday due to a lung infection. He was admitted at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi on June 22 and was undergoing treatment there.
PM Modi had said that the demise of Madan Lal was a major loss for the BJP family.
“The passing away of Shri Madanlal Saini Ji is a major loss for the BJP family. He contributed to strengthening the Party in Rajasthan. He was widely respected for his congenial nature and community service efforts. My thoughts are with his family and supporters. Om Shanti,” PM Modi had tweeted.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot had also expressed shocked to hear about the passing of Madan Lal Saini.
“Shocked and saddened to hear about the passing away of Sh. Madan Lal Saini ji, President of BJP #Rajasthan. My thoughts and prayers are with his family members. May God give them strength to bear this loss. May his soul rest in peace,” Gehlot had tweeted.