Veteran politician and BJP MLA from Rangapara, Rajen Borthakur passed away following a cardiac arrest at a private nursing home in Tezpur at around 5 pm on Tuesday. Borthakur was 54.
Borthakur, who won the recent bypolls from Rangapara constituency, was suffering from kidney-related ailments.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal expressed profound grief on the sudden demise of MLA from Rangapara LAC Rajen Borthakur.
In a condolence message, the chief minister Sonowal said, “I am deeply saddened by the sudden demise of Rangapara MLA Rajen Borthakur. Late Borthakur was committed to the cause of the people and served the State with sincerity and dedication.”
“He left an indelible mark in the sphere of public service with his amiable nature and compassion to the poor and downtrodden.”
“His demise is an irreparable loss and the void created by his passing away would be profoundly felt by the people of the state. I pray for eternal peace of his departed soul and convey my deep sympathy to the bereaved family members,” added Sonowal.
Borthakur, known as a close associate of Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, represented Tezpur Assembly constituency from 2011 to 2016 as a Congress MLA.