Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi who tested positive for Corona and is undergoing treatment in New Delhi breathed his last on Wednesday. The health of the 65-years-old politician who was initially asymptomatic was admitted to AIIMS in Delhi after his condition worsened.
With this, Suresh turned out to be the first Union minister from Narendra Modi’s Cabinet and the second parliament member to have succumbed to Covid-19 from Karnataka. Born in 1955, the leader from Karnataka started his political career as BJP vice president in Belgaum in 1996.
He was elected MP in the Lok Sabha election in 2004, and again in 2009. He was elected for a third term in 2014, when the BJP came to power in the centre, and for a fourth term in the general election last year, after which he was made Union Minister of State for Railways.
It can be noted that Home Minister Amit Shah, Minister of State for Agriculture Kailash Choudhary, Ayush Minister Shripad Nayak, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, MoS for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal and Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan are among the leader who tested positive.