Anil Joshiyara, a senior Congress MLA from Bhiloda constituency in Sabarkantha district of Gujarat, passed away Monday due to complications of Covid-19.

Joshiyara’s death was announced in the Gujarat Assembly by deputy leader of the Opposition Shailesh Parmar.

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Following the announcement, proceedings of the House were adjourned by Speaker Nimaben Acharya after observing a two-minute silence.

Joshiyara, 70, was among the senior-most MLAs of Gujarat Assembly and was diagnosed with Covid 19 in January. Although he recovered from Covid 19, he later developed post-Covid lung complications. He was first shifted to a private hospital in Ahmedabad and then to another private hospital in Chennai. He breathed his last in Chennai.

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