Veteran politician and Trinamool Congress MP from West Bengal has passed away after a cardiac arrest.
He was rushed to Kolkata’s Belle Vue Clinic hospital, where doctors declared him brought dead.
West Bengal Chief Ministwer, Mamata Banerjee tweeted, “Shocked and deeply saddened at the passing of Sultan Ahmed sitting @AITCOfficial LS MP & my long term colleague. Condolences to his family.”
Shocked and deeply saddened at the passing of Sultan Ahmed sitting @AITCOfficial LS MP & my long term colleague. Condolences to his family
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) September 4, 2017
Banerjee said that Ahmed was under stress after he was interrogated by the CBI in connection with the Narada case.
“I have heard that the CBI has sent him (Ahmed) a letter today also,” she told reporters Kolkata. “The Narada case is about an amount of just Rs 1 lakh or Rs 1.5 lakh. He was under tension…. He was not that old. This is a very sad news. We are all very sad,” the TMC chief said.
He had been interrogated by both the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the sting operation.
Ahmed started his political career with Congress party and represented the party from Kolkata’s Entally constituency for two terms before joining the TMC. He was made a minister in the UPA government. He held the porfolio of Minister of State for Tourism in the Manmohan Singh government.
The CEO of Belle Vue Clinic, Pradeep Tandon told Indian Express, “Sultan Ahmed has expired. He had a massive cardiac arrest at his home at about 11 15 to 11 30 am. By the time he was brough here it was 12 15 pm. We started the treatment but we had to declare him brought dead.”
As MP, he represented West Bengal’s Uluberia Lok Sabha constituency.
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