Former Bihar education minister and Janata Dal (United)’s sitting MLA from Tarapur assembly constituency, Mewalal Choudhary died on Monday morning due to Covid-related complications. Choudhary, 68, took his last breath in a private hospital in Patna, where he has been receiving treatment for the last few days.
The Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, described the legislator of the deceased as an “distinguished educationist, politician and social worker” and added that his death was for the education and social sectors as well as Politics are irreparable losses. The state government will hold his final ceremony with statewide honor.
In the past year, Choudhary was one of the top politicians in the state who died from Covid-19-related complications. Two ministers, Kapildev Kamat and Vinod Kumar Singh, died of the virus.
Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, the Former Union rural development minister and senior Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh also died due to Covid related issues in August last year.
Opposition leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav and several Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and JD (U) leaders also expressed condolences for ChoUdhury’s death.
In the past few days, Bihar has witnessed an unprecedented increase in Covid cases. On Sunday, 8,690 new cases were registered in accordance with state health department regulations, bringing the number of active cases in the state to 44,700.