New Delhi, January 15: Former Union minister Raghunath Jha died at Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in the national capital on Sunday night. Also Read - Many Healthworkers in Delhi & Bihar Unwilling to Take Bharat Biotech's Covaxin Due to Lack of Efficacy Data

The 78-year-old politician was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha. He represented the Bettiah constituency of Bihar and was a member of the Rashtriya Janata Dal. Also Read - Bihar DElEd Merit List 2020 Released by DIET Patna at dietpatna.com, Check and Download Bihar DElEd 2020 Merit List NOW

He was the Union minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise in the then Manmohan Singh government. He had been a strong leader in Bihar politics and had been a minister of several important ministries in the state in his 37-year-long political career. Also Read - Nitish Kumar Lands In Fresh Political Trouble After IndiGo Executive's Murder in Patna