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Mandi BJP MP Ram Swaroop Sharma dies at 62, suicide suspected

Sharma was the MP from Mandi and was first elected to Parliament in 2014. He was a Member of the Standing Committee on External Affairs and the Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs.

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Ram Swaroop Sharma

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha MP Ram Swaroop Sharma died of suicide in Delhi on Wednesday. He was 62.

Sharma was the MP from Mandi and was first elected to Parliament in 2014. He was a Member of the Standing Committee on External Affairs and the Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs.

Sharma is survived by his wife and three sons.

The cause of suicide is not known and police have launched a probe into the matter.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said she was “shocked to know that Ram Swaroop Sharma was no more”.

“Shocked to know that Shri. Ram Swaroop Sharma, MP (Mandi, HP) is no more. No words to express my grief. My prayers that his family, friends, followers have the strength and fortitude to bear this loss,” the FM tweeted.

Meanwhile, the BJP cancelled its parliamentary party meeting today after learning about Sharma’s demise.

Born at Jalpehar village in the Mandi district in 1958, the 62-year-old was a two-time BJP MP.

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