Imphal: Former MLA Vivek Raj Wangkhem died of Covid19 infection in Delhi on Monday.
Vivek Raj Wangkhem was elected to the Manipur Legislative Assembly from Kshetrigao constituency in the 2002 Manipur Assembly election on a Congress ticket and later joined the NPP. He was 45.
Reports said Vivek Raj had tested positive for Covid19 a week back and was undergoing treatment at the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Hospital in Delhi.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh condoled the death of Vivek Raj and said his dedication towards the service of the people will always remembered.
“My heartfelt condolences to the brief family, may his soul rest in peace,” said the Chief Minister in his message.
Meghalaya chief minister and the national president of NPP, Conrad K Sangma has expressed deep condolence at the demise of the party’s national general secretary.
“Pained by the demise of Sh. Vivek Raj Wangkhem, former Manipur MLA & National General Secretary of NPP who lost the battle to Covid,” Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma tweeted.
“We have lost a dear friend & a committed party leader. My deepest condolences to his family, friends & admirers. May his soul rest in eternal peace,” he added.
Meghalaya Cabinet minister and NPP leader James K Sangma has also condoled the demise of Vivek Raj Wangkhem.
Wangkhem is survived by his wife and two children. With agency inputs