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Mohan Delkar, MP, found dead at hotel in Mumbai

Mohan Delkar was an Independent MP who had left the INC ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha election; Mumbai Police says it's a case of suicide

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Politics India Mohan Delkar, MP, found dead at hotel in Mumbai

Mohan Delkar, a seven-time Member of Parliament from Dadra and Nagar Haveli, has been found dead at a hotel in Marine Drive. It is suspected that Mohan Delkar committed suicide at the Marine Drive hotel on 22 February. His body has been sent for postmortem.

Police reached the hotel where Mohan Delkar allegedly committed suicide and initiated an investigation into the case.

In a statement, the police said that the seven-time MP had likely committed suicide, adding that a note had been recovered. His body has been sent for postmortem and an investigation has been launched, Mumbai Police said.

“The body of Mohan Delkar has been found in a hotel under the limits of Marine Drive police station. Police at the spot. A suicide note has been found. Investigation is being done. Exact cause of death will be known after postmortem is conducted,” Mumbai Police said.

Delkar, who is survived by two children, was a member of the Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice and a member of the Consultative Committee, Ministry of Home Affairs of the Lower House.

Mohan Delkar was an Independent Member of Parliament. He had left the Indian National Congress (INC) ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

Last year, Mohan Delkar had tied up with the JDU for the local election in Dadra and Nagar Haveli after a meeting with Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. His support to the JDU resulted in a loss of seats to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the local polls in Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

In 2004, he was re-elected to the 14th Lok Sabha, became a Member of the Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests and then onboard the consultative committee in the Ministry of Home Affairs. Between August 2007-May 2009, he became a member of the committee on the industry. In May 2019, he was re-elected to the 17th Lok Sabha for his seventh term.

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