Senior politician and BJP’s first torchbearer in Lok Sabha, C Janga Reddy, passes away at 86
- Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Chandupatla Janga Reddy has passed away in Hyderabad following health issues. He was 86.
- Reddy was a native of Warangal and a former MLA in Andhra Pradesh.
- He is best known for his time as Member of Parliament in the 8th Lok Sabha in 1984, which also marked the BJP’s debut in the Lok Sabha, following Indira Gandhi’s assassination.
- Reddy was one of the only two BJP MPs who got elected to the Lok Sabha in 1984 in 543 Parliament constituencies. The other was A K Patel.
- He was elected to the Legislative Assembly in undivided Andhra Pradesh thrice.
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Source: Economic Times