The first president of the Bajrang Dal in Gujarat and a former BJP MLA from the Godhra district, Haresh Bhatt, passed away on Sunday in Ahmedabad due to complications in his kidneys. For final rites, his mortal remains were moved to his native place in the Kheda district. Bhatt was 72 and is survived by her son and daughter.
Spokesperson of Gujarat Vishwa Hindu Parishad Hitendrasinh Rajput said, “He (Bhatt) was not keeping well for some time. He died of renal complications in Ahmedabad. His mortal remains have been sent to his native in Kheda district for last rites.”
Rajput claims that Bhatt, the Bajrang Dal’s first president in Gujarat, played a crucial role in the success of the organization in the state.
Bhatt was elected as the BJP MLA from the Godhra constituency in 2002. The elections were held in the backdrop of communal riots that followed the Godhra train carnage in February 2002.