MP: Senior Congress leader Hazarilal Raghuwanshi dead

Hoshangabad/Bhopal: Senior Congress leaderand former Madhya Pradesh minister Hazarilal Raghuwanshi died on Thursday following a prolonged illness, family sources said.He was 93 and is survived by his wife, five sons and two daughters, they said. A native of Seoni Malwa town in Hoshangabad district, Raghuwanshi was a five-time MLA from the Assembly constituency and also served as a minister in various Congress-led governments in the state, the party sources said.

The senior leader was elected as an MLA for the first time in 1977 and he also served as a deputy speaker in the state Assembly from 2003-2008.Former chief ministers Kamal Nath and Digvijaya Singh expressed their deep condolences over the veteran leader’s death.Raghuwanshi’s last rites will be performed on the banks of Narmada river near Seoni-Malwa on Friday, the sources added.

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