BJP leader and newly elected Rajya Sabha MP Ashok Gasti passes away

Rajya Sabha MP and BJP Karnataka leader Ashok Gasti passed away in Bengaluru on Thursday. He was admitted to a hospital after he tested positive for coronavirus.

BJP National Secretary Y Satya Kumar condoled the demise of Gasti.

 “Anguished to hear about the demise of newly elected @BJP4India Rajyasabha MP from Karnataka Shri Ashok Gasti Ji. He was a senior @BJP4Karnataka Leader who served the party for years. My condolences to his family. Om Shanti,” Kumar tweeted.

Ashok Gasti was an Indian politician and a lawyer from Raichur, Karnataka. He was also the general secretary of the BJP’s OBC Cell.

Gasti, who had also served as the chairman of Karnataka Backward Class Development Corporation had taken oath as a Rajya Sabha MP this year.