Uttar Pradesh Minister of State (MoS) for Parliamentary Affairs Chitranjan Swarup passed away in Delhi. He was 70 and died after a prolonged illness.
He was a sitting MLA of Uttar Pradesh state assembly from Muzaffarnagar constituency, belonging to ruling Samajwadi Party.
In the current UP government led by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, he was holding various portfolios including Urban Development, Urban Employment & Poverty Alleviation, Water Supply, Muslim Waqf and Overall Urban Development and Minority Welfare and Haj.
For first time, he was elected as MLA on a Congress ticket in 1974 and later on a Bhaujan Samaj Party (BSP) ticket in 2002 and 2012.