In Odisha, senior BJP legislator and deputy leader of BJP legislature party in the Odisha Assembly, Bishnu Charan Sethi passed away today after a prolonged illness. He was 61. Many dignitaries including the President, the Prime Minister, the Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha and the Chief Minister of the state have offered condolence for the untimely demise of the leader.
In a condolence message, the President of India Droupadi Murmu has said Shri Sethi was an eminent legislator and that his demise leaves a void that is difficult to fill. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the late leader has made an outstanding contribution to Odisha’s progress. Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik, expressing deep condolences, has said that he will be ever remembered for his welfare activities for the people as a legislator.