Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat Praveen Rashtrapal has passed away

Posted on:12 May 2016 14:59:58
Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat Praveen Rashtrapal has passed away
12 May 2016 Current Affairs: Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat Praveen Rashtrapal has passed away after suffering a heart attack. The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day as a mark of respect towards sitting Congress member. He is 76 year old.

An AICC Secretary, who was also in charge of Uttar Pradesh affairs, Rashtrapal was associated with the trade union movement of Income Tax employees in particular and the Central Government employees. He was an Assistant Commissioner of Income Tax before he took a plunge into politics.

He was a elected to the 13th Lok Sabha (1999-2004). He was a member from the Upper House from April 2006 to April 2012 and was re-elected in April 2012. He was also a member of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on 2G scam in the previous Lok Sabha.

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