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Former union minister R L Jalappa no more

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Bengaluru: Senior Congress leader and former union minister R L Jalappa passed away on Friday at RL Jalappa Hospital in Kolar after a prolonged illness.

Sources said 92-year-old Jalappa was being treated in ICU of the hospital for brain hemorrhage for the past few days. He was bedridden for the past few years after a stroke left him paralysed.

Jalappa was actively associated with Congress party till 1979. He left Congress to start a new political party called Karnataka Kranti Ranga with D Devaraj Urs. The party was later subsumed under the Janata Party. Later he joined the Janata Dal. In 1996 he was elected to Lok Sabha from Chikkaballapur and was made the Union Textile Minister, a post he held until he resigned in 1998 to join Congress again. He was again elected to the Lok Sabha and continued to be its member till 2009.

Several other prominent politicians in the state, including those in the Congress, BJP and JD(S) condoled the death of the veteran leader.

Expressing his grief Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said  Jalappa’s death is a great loss to the virtuous politics in the state.

– Team Mysoorunews 

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