Senior Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) leader and Lok Sabha MP Dileep Singh Bhuria passed away in Gurgaon, Haryana after a brief illness. He was 71.
He was Lok Sabha MP from Ratlam-Jhabua constituency of Madhya Pradesh.
Bhuria was born on June 19, 1944. He was first elected in 1972 as MLA of state legislative assembly from Petlawad seat.
He is six time Lok Sabha MP and was elected for first time in 1980 from Jhabua constituency on Congress ticket. Later he won from this constituency for five times from 1980 to 1996. In 2014, Lok Sabha election he was elected on BJP ticket from Ratlam-Jhabua constituency.
During previous NDA government led by Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee he had served as National Scheduled Castes/Schedule Tribes (SC/ST) Commission Chairman.