Trinamool lawmaker dies of COVID-19

West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress MLA Samaresh Das, who had tested positive for COVID-19, died at a hospital in West Bengal’s East Midnapore district on Monday.

Das was a three-time MLA from Egra Assembly constituency in the district. He was admitted to the hospital a few days back after he had tested positive for coronavirus on July 18 and developed multiple complications of heart and kidney and died Monday morning.

“I am deeply saddened at the demise of Samaresh Das who was an MLA from the Egra Assembly constituency in East Midnapore. His untimely death will create a great vacuum in the field of politics,” West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed condolences.