The Mumbai Police has confirmed that Independent MP from Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Mohan Delkar, has committed suicide. The police on Tuesday said that a post-mortem report has confirmed death by hanging.
The body of the Lok Sabha MP was found in his room at a hotel in Mumbai’s Marine Drive and the police had said that prima facie it appeared that Delkar committed suicide.
15-page suicide note in Gujarati
The police had earlier revealed that a suicide note has been recovered from Delkar’s room. Now, it has revealed that the MP has left a 15-page suicide note in Gujarati that was found in his room. Police added that the suicide note mentions some names, but refused to divulge further details.
Delkar was with the Congress but left the party in 2019. He went on to win 2019 general election as an independent candidate. He represented Dadra and Nagar Haveli in Parliament for a long time.
Political career of Mohan Delkar
Mohan Delkar was born on December 19, 1962, to Sanjibhai Delkar. Sanjibhai Delkar was elected to Lok Sabha from Dadra and Nagar Haveli in 1967 as Congress candidate.
Mohan Delkar started his career as a trade union leader in Silvassa and fought for the rights of tribal people working in different factories. Later, he started Adivasi Vikas Sangathan for the tribals in 1985.
In 1989, he was elected to the 9th Lok Sabha from Dadra and Nagar Haveli constituency as an independent candidate. In 1991 and 1996 he was re-elected to the Lok Sabha as an Indian National Congress candidate from the same constituency.
In 1998, he was again elected to the Lok Sabha as a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from the same constituency. In 1999 and 2004, he was re-elected to the Lok Sabha as an independent and the Bharatiya Navshakti Party (BNP) candidate respectively. On February 4, 2009, he re-joined the Indian National Congress.
In 2019, he distanced himself from the Congress Party and was elected as an independent politician. However, in 2020, he joined the Janata Dal (United).
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