Sitting BJP MLA dies of heart attack

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Sitting BJP MLA BN Vijaykumar died of a massive heart attack at a hospital here in the early hours on Friday, the party said.

A candidate for the May 12 assembly polls, Vijaykumar had collapsed during an election campaign in Jayanagar constituency in the city and was shifted to government-run Jayadeva Institute of Cardiology, where efforts to resuscitate him failed, state BJP join spokesman S Prakash told PTI.

Vijaykumar, aged 59, was a two-time MLA from Jayanagar.

He was a bachelor.

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