Congress MLA Siddu Bhimappa Nyamgouda was killed in a road accident near Karnataka’s Tulasigeri. Nyamagouda was on the way to his constituency Jamkhandi from Goa when the car he was travelling in tried to avoid a lorry and hit a roadside parapet wall, District Superintendent of PoliceVamshikumar told PTI. He had suffered severe injuries and died instantly
The 70-year-old lawmaker was in New Delhi and had returned to Goa by flight before he proceeded to his constituency by car.
Nyamagouda was re-elected from Jamkhandi in Bagalkot district by defeating his nearest BJP rival Shrikanth Subbarao Kulkarni by over 2,500 votes.
The last rites of the leader are expected to be attended by senior leaders.
He is survived by wife, two sons and three daughters.
Nyamagouda was the union minister in the P V Narasimha Rao ministry in 1990-91.
Condoling the MLA’s death on Twitter, the party said, “Deepest condolences on the passing away of our senior leader and Jamkhandi MLA, Shri Siddu B Nyamagouda. The Congress party stands by his family in this hour of grief.”
Deepest condolences on the passing away of our senior leader and Jamkhandi MLA, Shri Siddu B Nyamagouda. The Congress party stands by his family in this hour of grief. pic.twitter.com/vBlcWgyppw
— Karnataka Congress (@INCKarnataka) May 28, 2018
Former chief minister Siddaramaiah also expressed condolence on Twitter:
ನಮ್ಮ ಪಕ್ಷದ ಶಾಸಕ ಸಿದ್ದುನ್ಯಾಮಗೌಡ ಅವರ ಅಕಾಲಿಕ ಸಾವು ನನ್ನನ್ನು ಆಘಾತಕ್ಕೀಡು ಮಾಡಿದೆ. 'ಬ್ಯಾರೇಜ್ ಸಿದ್ದು' ಎಂದೇ ಜನಪ್ರಿಯರಾಗಿದ್ದ ಸಿದ್ದು ನ್ಯಾಮಗೌಡ ಅವರು ಶಾಸಕ ಸಂಸದ, ಮತ್ತು ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಸಚಿವರಾಗಿ ಜನ ಸದಾ ನೆನಪು ಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳುವಂತಹ ಕೆಲಸ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಸ್ನೇಹಿತ ಸಿದ್ದು ನ್ಯಾಮಗೌಡರಿಗೆ ನನ್ನ ದುಃಖ ತಪ್ತ ಶ್ರದ್ಧಾಂಜಲಿ. pic.twitter.com/U8IZBKL3ql
— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) May 28, 2018