Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi died after a heart attack on Wednesday at his residence in Ghaziabad.
Tyagi is Congress’ national spokesperson and had worked in the party in various capacities. Tyagi was also assigned to handle the media in Mumbai in the just-concluded Maharashtra Assembly polls.
Last October, party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi has appointed Rajiv Tyagi as its media in-charge in Uttar Pradesh in a bid to improve the media outreach of the UP Congress.
“We are deeply saddened by the sudden demise of Shri Rajiv Tyagi. A staunch Congressman & a true patriot. Our thoughts and prayers are with his families & friends in this time of grief,” tweeted official Congress Twitter handle.
We are deeply saddened by the sudden demise of Shri Rajiv Tyagi. A staunch Congressman & a true patriot. Our thoughts and prayers are with his families & friends in this time of grief. pic.twitter.com/yHKSlzPwbX
— Congress (@INCIndia) August 12, 2020
Saddened to know of untimely demise of INC national spokesperson, Sh. Rajiv Tyagi. He served the party dedicatedly. My heartfelt condolences to his family members & friends. May they remain strong in this difficult time. May his soul rest in peace.
— Ashok Gehlot (@ashokgehlot51) August 12, 2020
Moments before his tragic death, Tyagi had appeared on Aaj Tak TV channel to discuss Tuesday night’s violence in Bengaluru.
— जॉर्ज कुरियन (@GeorgekurianINC) August 12, 2020
Known for his feisty debating skills, he was often seen giving grief to BJP spokespersons.