BJP leader Ashok Gasti passes away at 55 due to COVID

Rajya Sabha MP and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Karnataka leader Ashok Gasti passed away in Bengaluru on Thursday. He was admitted to Manipal Hospital on September 2 after he tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19).

Bangalore: Rajya Sabha MP and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Karnataka leader Ashok Gasti passed away in Bengaluru on Thursday. He was admitted to Manipal Hospital on September 2 after he tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19).

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The BJP leader had taken oath as a Rajya Sabha MP on July 22 this year.

He joined BJP when he was 18-years-old and headed the Yuva Morcha of Karnataka BJP as its president. He also served as the chairman of Karnataka Backward Classes commission in 2012.

A lawyer by profession, Gasti is credited for organizing the BJP in Raichur district of Karnataka. He was a member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and an activist of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).

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