Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi dies of cardiac arresttext_fields
New Delhi (IANS) : Congress spokesperson Rajiv Tyagi (53) passed away on Wednesday after suffering a cardiac arrest.
The Congress leader had attended a television debate at 5 p.m. and complained of chest pain soon after the programme ended. He then fell unconscious and was rushed to the Yashoda Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.
A resident of Ghaziabad, Tyagi was a member of the Uttar Pradesh Congress before becoming the party's national spokesperson.
The Congress in a statement said, "We are deeply saddened by the sudden demise of Rajiv Tyagi, a staunch Congressman and a true patriot. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends in this hour of grief."
Congress leader Jitin Prasada said, "I am shocked and deeply saddened by his untimely demise."
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said, "I can't believe that my friend Rajiv Tyagi is not with us any more. He was in a debate with me at 5 p.m. Life is uncertain."
- 13 Aug 2020 7:14 AM GMT
Shashi Tharoor's Tweet
Deeply shocked. He had been in touch just recently & was doing a terrific job speaking for inclusive & progressive politics. A real loss for @incIndia. Mourning #RajivTyagi @RTforINDIA. Om Shanti. https://t.co/fcRe2b4xt8— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) August 12, 2020
- 13 Aug 2020 7:00 AM GMT
Priyanka Gandhi's Tweet
भारतीय राष्ट्रीय कांग्रेस के प्रवक्ता श्री राजीव त्यागी जी की असामयिक मृत्यु मेरे लिए एक व्यक्तिगत दुःख है। हम सबके लिए अपूर्णीय क्षति है।— Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (@priyankagandhi) August 12, 2020
राजीव जी विचारधारा समर्पित योद्धा थे। समस्त यूपी कांग्रेस की ओर से परिजनों को हृदय से संवेदना।
ईश्वर उनके परिवार को दुख सहने की शक्ति दें। pic.twitter.com/GpdsAeKwxo
- 13 Aug 2020 6:53 AM GMT
Rahul Gandhi tweet on Rajiv Tyagi's Demise
Tweets from Congress Leaders
कॉंग्रेस ने आज अपना एक बब्बर शेर खो दिया।— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) August 12, 2020
राजीव त्यागी के कॉंग्रेस प्रेम व संघर्ष की प्रेरणा हमेशा याद रहेंगे।
उन्हें मेरी भावभीनी श्रद्धांजलि व परिवार को संवेदनाएँ। pic.twitter.com/9C0SNuFFYK