Former Karnataka minister C M Udasi passes away at 85 due to age-related illness

Former Karnataka minister and six-time BJP legislator C M Udasi handed away on Tuesday at a non-public hospital in Bengaluru due to age-related illness. He was 85.

Udasi was the minister for public works within the B S Yediyurappa cupboard in 2008 and had represented the Hangal Meeting constituency in Haveri district for six occasions.

He was present process therapy for kidney and heart-related issues at the Narayana Hrudayalaya for the final 15 days, in accordance to his members of the family.

Udasi, who was an in depth affiliate of Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa, had began his political profession with the socialist motion within the state. He had contested from the Hangal constituency 9 occasions, out of which he emerged victorious on six events.

He was first elected as an impartial legislator from Hangal in 1983 after which in 1985, he retained the seat whereas contesting on a Janata Get together ticket. After the Janata Dal cut up into JD (Secular) and JD (United) in 1999, he was with JD (U). Later, in 2004, he joined the BJP.

When Yediyurappa launched the Karnataka Janata Get together (KJP) in 2013, Udasi give up BJP and jumped ship to the fledging outfit. He contested from KJP however misplaced to Congress candidate Manohar Tahasildar. When Yediyurappa returned to the BJP in 2018, Udasi adopted go well with. He then contested from Hangal on a BJP ticket and emerged victorious.

Udasi was additionally an in depth aide of former chief minister the late J.H. Patil. In his lifetime, Udasi served because the minister of rural improvement and panchayati raj, minister of minor irrigation,  minister for handlooms and textiles, and public works division. He was a cupboard colleague of former chief ministers J H Patil, Ramakrishna Hegde and Yediyurappa.

Udasi is survived by his spouse, a daughter and son Shivakumar Udasi, a BJP MP who represents Haveri.

Yediyurappa, numerous ministers, former PM HD Deve Gowda, Karnataka Congress President D Ok Shivakumar and different leaders condoled his loss of life. “Udasi was a gentleman and dynamic politician dedicated to fixing folks’s issues. His work as a PWD minister was noteworthy. He additionally labored earnestly for the event of the Hangal constituency.” Yediyurappa mentioned.

HD Deve Gowda in a tweet mentioned he was pained on listening to about Udasi’s loss of life.

DK Shivakumar mentioned, “Deeply saddened by the passing away of senior BJP Karnataka chief and MLA Shri. CM Udasi. My honest condolences to his household, mates and supporters.”

The federal government has issued an order stating that Udasi’s final rites shall be carried out with full state honours whereas following Covid-19 tips. Social distancing norms shall be maintained and the minimal variety of police personnel shall be deployed, the order added.

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