Assam: Newly-elected MLA Leho Ram Boro dies after fight against COVID
Leho Ram Boro, United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) MLA from Assam’s Tamulpur constituency, succumbed to COVID-19 on Saturday, May 29, UPPL President Pramod Boro said on Facebook.
"We have lost our dearly Shri Lehoram Boro, MLA of Tamulpur LAC, today. His sudden demise is a significant loss to the Tamulpur region and the entire UPPL family. He devoted most of his life to the development and upliftment of the region," Pramod said.
Pramod mentioned that Boro had tested positive for the virus a few days back and was undergoing treatment at Gauhati Medical College Hospital (GMCH).
At the time of treatment at GMCH, he suffered a stroke and succumbed to death at the hospital, Pramod, also a Chief Executive Member (CEM) of Bodoland Territorial Council, said.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family.
Taking to Twitter, he wrote, "I deeply mourn the untimely demise of Tamulpur MLA Leho Ram Boro. He was a dedicated politician and his going away is a big loss for the state. I pray to the Almighty for eternal peace of the departed soul."
Leho Ram Boro had won the Tamulpur seat in the recently held Assam assembly elections after defeating Rangja Khungur Basumatary of Bodoland People's Front (BPF).
This is the second COVID-related death of an Assam MLA in less than a week after BPF MLA Majendra Narzary died of post-COVID-19 complications on May 26.
(Edited by Aparmita Das)
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