Patiala: Former minister of Punjab and
senior politician Prem Gupta passed away here on Thursday after
He was 73.
Gupta was a Member of Legislative Council (MLC) of
Punjab before the state switched to a unicameral system of
legislature in 1969. He was also Congress MLA from Patiala
from 1972 to 1977. He was elected MLA from Rajpura on an Akali
ticket in 1985 and also served as Minister of State in the
Government led By Surjit Singh Barnala.
Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal expressed shock
at the sudden demise of the leader.
In a condolence message, Badal described Gupta as an able
administrator who worked for the welfare of the downtrodden.
Former Deputy Speaker of Punjab Assembly Bir Devinder
Singh also condoled Gupta`s death, describing it as a personal
loss to him.