Senior BJP MLA and former Minister C M Udasi died on Tuesday at a non-public hospital right here on account of age associated sickness, sources near him stated. He was 85 and is survived by his spouse, son Shivakumar Udasi, who’s a BJP MP from Haveri-Gadag constituency, and a daughter.
The final rites of the MLA are more likely to be carried out on Wednesday at Hangal, the meeting constituency in Haveri district he represented. Udasi, who entered the meeting in 1983 as an impartial from Hangal, has represented the constituency six instances.
He retained the seat in 1985 because the Janata Social gathering candidate and received in 1994 on a Janata Dal ticket. When the Janata Dal break up in 1999, he was initially related to JD(U), however later joined the BJP.
Udasi received 2004 and 2008 elections on a BJP ticket. When B S Yediyurappa floated the KJP after quitting the saffron celebration, he adopted him, however misplaced the 2013 polls. He then adopted Yediyurappa again to BJP and went on to win the 2018 meeting polls.
Udasi had served as rural growth Minister within the JD (S)-BJP coalition authorities led by H D Kumaraswamy in 2006 and was Minister for Public Works within the earlier BJP authorities led by Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa in 2008. Expressing condolence, the state authorities has issued an order to carry out Udasi’s final rites with full state honours, following COVID-19 pointers, by sustaining social distancing and deploying minimal police personnel.
Expressing grief over Udasi’s demise Chief Minister Yediyurappa stated he was a “gentleman and a dynamic politician”. “The works he undertook as a PWD minister is noteworthy.He was always committed to solving people’s problems and worked tirelessly for the betterment of society.
He also worked earnestly for the development of his Hangal constituency,” the CM stated in his condolence message. Former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda in a tweet stated he was pained on listening to about Udasi’s demise.
A number of of Yediyurappa’s cupboard colleagues, Meeting Speaker Vishweshwar Hegde Kageri, Chief of the Opposition Siddaramaiah, JD(S) chief and former CM H D Kumaraswamy and state Congress chief D Ok Shivakumar expressed their condolences and paid tributes to the departed chief.