Uttarakhand Opposition leader Indira Hridayesh passes away

Leader of Opposition in the Uttarakhand Assembly and senior Congress politician Indira Hridayesh passed away in New Delhi on Sunday.

She was 80. Hridayesh had attended a meeting chaired by party in-charge for Uttarakhand, Devendra Yadav, in New Delhi on June 12.

According to party leaders and her staff, Hridayesh suffered a heart attack.

Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi tweeted that Indira Hridayesh remained active for the social service and the Congress till her last breath. “Her social and political contributions are inspiring,” Gandhi tweeted.

Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat condoled Indira Hridayesh’s death in New Delhi on Sunday, saying she played a significant role in the politics of both Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand for four decades.