Ashok Gasti, a BJP Rajya Sabha MP from Karnataka, passed away of the lethal coronavirus today, simply months after he was chosen to the upper home.

The 55-year-old was from Raichur in north Karnataka and was formerly a booth-level employee.

After his election in June this year, Mr Gasti did not get a possibility to go to Parliament due to the pandemic. He was a newbie Rajya Sabha member.

At the time of his election, Mr Gasti had actually informed NDTV, “This is an extremely pleased occasion. A cubicle level employee has actually been identified like this. This type of acknowledgment is possible just in the BJP. This has actually provided a great deal of interest to lakhs of BJP employees. I wish to thank all the BJP leaders.”