In a tragic news coming in early this morning, Union Minister and one of BJP‘s stalwartsr in Maharasthra Gopinath Munde passed away after he met with a serious car accident at around 6.30 am on Tuesday.
According to media reports, accident took place at Moti Bagh when Munde, who was in an Ambassador car, was on his way to the airport. He was reportedly leaving for Maharashtra where he was scheduled to attend various post-election rallies.
Brother-in-law of Pramod Mahajan & two time BJP MP from Maharashtra is survived by his wife and three daughters. Munde was also Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly during 1992-1995 and has held the post of Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra from 1995 to 1999.
Speaking to media a short while ago, BJP leader Nitin Gadkari said that Munde had died at around 8 am in the morning. “He was taken to Safdarjung hospital but he passed away at around 8 am this morning.
Spokesperson of the AIIMS speaking to the media said that Munde was had no pulse when he arrived at the trauma centre and all efforts were made to revive him. “Munde was brought to AIIMS at 6.30 am this morning by his PA and driver. Munde was sitting on the back seat of his car which was hit by another car from the side at 6.20 am. There was no spontaneous breathing, no pulse, no caridac activity. CPR was started and continued for 50 mins. Despite all efforts, he could not be revived. He was declared dead at 7.20 am. The body has been shifted to the morgue for postmortem, only post that we can say what caused the death. The panel will constitute three doctors. Munde had hypertension and was a sugar patient. He was already under medication. There were no major external injuries on his body.”