Bhubaneswar: BJD MP from Aska constituency Ladu Kishore Swain passed away last night at around 11.45 pm at a city-based private hospital. He was 71.
Swain was suffering from kidney-related issues and was undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospital in Bhubaneswar, where he breathed his last, family sources said.
His mortal remains will be consigned to flames at his ancestral village Pathara in Kabisuryanagar area of Ganjam district.
Born on July 8, 1947, Swain served as a member of the 16th Lok Sabha from Aska constituency in 2014 under the Biju Janata Dal. Swain was also elected as an MLA from Kabisuryanagar Assembly Constituency in 2004.
He was a grass root politician. Successively, he started his political carrier from Panchayat Samiti member then Chairman of Panchayat Samiti, member of Zilla Parishad. He was the MLA of Kabisuryanagar from 2004 to 2009 and served as Aska MP from 2014.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik condoles the death of Aska MP Ladu Kishore Swain and conveyed his deep sympathy to the bereaved family.
The Chief Minister Sri patnaik described the late politician as an able parliamentarian who had also served as a member of state legislature.