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Jammu: 3-time Congress MLA Mohammad Sharief Niaz passes away

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By: Express News Service | Jammu | October 12, 2020 6:09:02 pm Niaz had additionally been a member of the erstwhile State Legislative Council for a few years.Former minister and three-time Congress MLA Mohammad Sharief Niaz died on Monday morning after a short sickness, at Jammu’s Government Medical College Hospital.
Niaz was 75 and had been sick for a couple of month. He had been on oxygen assist system for the previous few days, UT Congress chief spokesperson Ravinder Sharma mentioned.
A humble politician who commanded respect amongst individuals and social gathering employees, Niaz had additionally been a member of the erstwhile State Legislative Council for a few years. After his election as MLA in 1987, he was minister of State within the NC-Congress authorities. He was additionally energy minister within the PDP-Congress authorities from 2002-05.
He had resigned from the Legislative Assembly in 2006, vacating the seat for the then Chief Minister and his cousin Ghulam Nabi Azad. He was later inducted into the State Legislative Council. Three years later, he was once more elected to the Legislative Assembly in 2009 after the seat was vacated by Azad.
The total rank and file of Congress condoled the demise of Niaz. JKPCC President G A Mir and different senior leaders expressed shock and grief at his passing. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click right here to affix our channel (@indianexpress) and keep up to date with the most recent headlines For all the most recent India News, obtain Indian Express App. © The Indian Express (P) Ltd

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