Karnataka Congress MLA Siddu Bhimappa Nyamgouda passes away
Congress MLA Siddu Bhimappa Nyamgouda was killed in a road accident near Karnataka’s Tulasigeri. Nyamagouda was on the way to his constituency Jamkhandi from Goa when the car he was travelling in tried to avoid a lorry and hit a roadside parapet wall, District Superintendent of PoliceVamshikumar told PTI. He had suffered severe injuries and died instantly, the police added. He is survived by wife, two sons and three daughters.
The 69-year-old MLA had won the Jamkhandi seat in the recently concluded Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018. Pitted against BJP’s Kulkarni Shrikant Subrao, Nyamgouda won the Assembly seat with a margin of 2795 votes. He had also won the seat in the 2013 Assembly polls.
“Deepest condolences on the passing away of our senior leader and Jamkhandi MLA, Shri Siddu B Nyamagouda. The Congress party stands by his family in this hour of grief,” Congress’ Karnataka handle posted on Twitter.