BJP MLA BN Vijayakumar dies after cardiac arrest in Bengaluru

Alicia Farmer
May 5, 2018

He was a two-time MLA from Jayanagar, having won in 2008 and 2013. In a notification, the returning officer of the constituency said the election has been countermanded in view of the death of the BJP candidate. In fact, he collapsed during his election campaign on Thursday evening.

Earlier he became the MLA from Jayanagar, two times. A great loss for us.

Condolences for Vijayakumar have been pouring in from all quarters and his contemporaries remember him as a humble and good person. BJP president Amit Shah visited the family on Friday night and offered his condolences. "We pray for his Sadgati", the Karnataka BJP tweeted this morning.

The 59-year-old BJP leader was admitted to the super speciality hospital Jayadeva Institute of Cardiac Sciences and Research Centre after he suffered the cardiac arrest. He studied civil engineering at BMS College of Engineering and it was here that he began participating in ABVP activities.

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Late Vijay Kumar was contesting against Karnataka Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy's daughter Soumya Reddy in the upcoming assembly polls.

The party's state unit chief BS Yeddyurappa mourned the death. "I am deeply pained at the untimely demise of my friend & party stalwart Jayanagar MLA Shri BN Vijaykumar".

Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah also tweeted, "I express my condolences to his family & loved ones. Shri Vijaya Kumar was a honest & hard working political leader".

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