New Delhi: Days ahead of Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election 2018, Devi Singh Patel, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from the assembly constituency of Rajpur passed away due to a heart attack early Monday morning. Also Read - Tejasvi Surya Controversy: Govt Asks Twitter to Remove Bengaluru MP's Tweet Linking Terrorism to Islam
The ruling party had announced Patel’s name as one of its candidates in the first list, which came on Friday. More details in the incident awaited. Also Read - Delhi Assembly Elections 2020: BJP MP Gautam Gambhir Casts Vote With Family, Says 'Voting is Not Only Our Right But Our Power'
The polling to the Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls will be held on November 28 and the counting of the votes will be held on December 11. The tenure of the Madhya Pradesh 230-member House expires on January 7, 2019. The BJP is in power in Madhya Pradesh with 166 seats in the House.