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Ex-Union minister Matang Sinh falls prey to Covid

Previous Union priest and Congress pioneer from Assam, Matang Sinh, died at a medical clinic in New Delhi on Thursday because of Covid-19, party sources said here.

Hailing from Tinsukia in eastern Assam, the 59-year-old Congress pioneer was a nearby helper of previous Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao. He was chosen for the Rajya Sabha from Assam in 1992.

He had tried positive for Covid on April 22 and was going through treatment at a private clinic in the public capital.

Sinh had filled in as the Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs from 1994 to 1998 during which he assumed a significant part in a large portion of the choices identifying with the upper east district.

The coal finance manager diverted lawmaker was ousted from the Congress in 1998 on disciplinary grounds following his disputable comments against party president Sonia Gandhi.

In 2015, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had captured Sinh, who had dispatched a few TV stations, for his inclusion in the Saradha chit store trick.

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has mourned the passing of Sinh.

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Written by Ankur J Kakoti

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