31 May 2016 Current Affairs: Senior BJP leader and former MP Rudra Madhab Ray passed away on 31 May 2016. Ray, who had been ailing for quite some time, breathed his last while undergoing treatment at a private hospital.
A three-time MLA in Odisha assembly from Daspalla constituency, Ray had been elected to the Lok Sabha in 2009 from Kandhamal seat as a BJD candidate.
However, Ray who had long association with the Janata Dal and Biju Janata Dal joined BJP after being suspended from BJD in 2014.
Ray, regarded as an influential leader and good organiser, was associated with a number of activities in social, educational and cultural sectors.