Found dead in mysterious circumstances, Mr. Ram Swaroop Sharma from Bhartiya Janata Party was known for his proximity to Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and was long associated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh.
On Wednesday, Ram Swaroop Sharma, a two-time BJP MP from Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, age 62 found dead in his official residence in Delhi. Currently, Sharma was a Member of the Standing Committee on External Affairs and the Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs.
According to news agency ANI, Delhi Police officials received a call from his staff today morning after which they reached Gomti Apartments in Delhi, where the Sharma lived. The police officials quotes, "No suicide note has been found yet. Police received a call from a staffer. He was found hanging and the door was closed from the inside,".
According to the Delhi police, Ram Swaroop Sharma died allegedly by suicide and his body was found hanging in his room and the door of the room was locked from inside. The police have sent the body for post mortem and further investigation to ascertain the cause of his death is underway.
Mr. Ram Swaroop Sharma was elected to the 16th and 17th Lok Sabha from Mandi parliamentary constituency in 2014 and 2019 respectively. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Sharma defeated Ashray Sharma, Congress candidate and the grandson of former Telecommunications Minister Sukh Ram in his electoral debut. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Sharma defeated sitting Congress MP Pratibha Singh -- wife of six-time Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh with a big margin.
Meanwhile, due to the death of Ram Swaroop Sharma the Parliamentary Party meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party scheduled for Wednesday was canceled.