Former Madhya Pradesh minister and senior Bhartiya Janta Party leader Jagannath Singh passed away in Bhopal after prolonged illness. He was 69.
He had had served as state labour minister from 2008 to 2013 in the BJP government led by incumbent MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. In his political career he was elected as Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) four times and for first time as an MLA in 1977 from Devsar constituency. He was twice elected as Lok Sabha member from Sidhi constituency and once as Rajya Sabha member.