Gujarat Assembly speaker Ashok Bhatt passes away
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Last Updated: Thursday, September 30, 2010, 11:16
Ahmedabad: Gujarat Assembly speaker and senior BJP leader Ashok Bhatt passed away Wednesday night at a hospital here following multiple organ failure.

Bhatt (71) was undergoing treatment at the SAL hospital here since the last 20 days after he had developed complications in functioning of heart and other vital organs like kidney and liver.

Since the last three days, Bhatt was on life support system and he died at around 11 pm on Wednesday, sources close to Bhatt in the BJP said.

Chief Minister Narendra Modi had earlier in the day visited Bhatt in the hospital.

Bhatt became the eighth speaker of the state assembly after the December 2007 election.

Bhatt was eight times MLA from Khadiya constituency and earlier he had handled the Health and Law portfolios as a minister in the Gujarat government.

He is survived by his son Bhushan who is councillor in Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation.


First Published: Thursday, September 30, 2010, 11:16

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