Lok Sabha member Mohan Delkar discovered useless in Mumbai lodge

Mohan Delkar, seven-year-old Lok Sabha member from Dadra and Nagar Haveli, was found dead in a hotel in Mumbai on Monday, police said.

The body of Delkar, 58, an independent MP from Dadra and the Nagar Haveli Union area, was found in an ocean view hotel on Marine Drive in south Mumbai, a police officer said.

The officer said that a suicide note was found in Gujarati along with the body. The cause of death will be known after the autopsy, he added.

An accidental death report will be registered based on preliminary information, the official said.

Delkar was elected the 17th Lok Sabha in May 2019, his seventh term in the House.

He was also a member of the Standing Committee on Personnel, Complaints, Law and Justice and a member of the Advisory Committee of the Home Office of the House of Commons.

Delkar is survived by his wife, son and daughter.

Tribal rights advocate Mohan Sanjibhai Delkar began his career as a union leader in Silvassa. He was first elected in 1989 as a candidate for Congress in the 9th Lok Sabha from the constituencies of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

From 1989 to 2009, he won six consecutive elections from the constituency without retaining the seat in the 2009 and 2014 Lok Sabha elections. However, he successfully contested the 17th Lok Sabha as an independent candidate.

Delkar won the 1989, 1991 and 1996 elections as a congressional candidate and in 1998 as a BJP candidate. He rejoined Congress and ran unsuccessfully in 2009 and 2014.

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