Bhubaneswar: Senior BJP leader and two times MLA Bishnu Sethi passed away on Monday at the AIIMS, Bhubaneswar following a massive cardiac arrest.
He was 61.
AIIMS, Bhubaneswar Medical Superintendent Dr. Sachidananda Mohanty said Sethi was admitted to the ICU of the hospital a month back as he was suffering from multiple diseases including infection in the Lungs
The BJP MLA had also a kidney ailment and was undergoing dialysis thrice a week in the hospital but he died of acute cardiac failure at 7: 45 AM on Monday, Dr.Mohanty said.
Sethi was elected to the State Assembly twice, once from the Chandbali Assembly seat in 2000 and again from the Dhamnagar Assembly seat in 2019.
He was serving as the Deputy Leader of Opposition in the Odisha Assembly.
Odisha Governor Prof Ganeshi Lal, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Odisha Assembly Speaker Bikram Keshari Aarukh, Odisha Pradesh Congress President Sharat Patnaik, and leaders from all political parties have condoled the demise of Sethy.