Ambala, Haryana: Rattan Lal Kataria, a senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Member of Parliament (MP) from Ambala, passed away at the age of 71. The former Union Minister of State breathed his last on Thursday at around 3.30 am at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh, where he had been admitted for the past month due to an illness. The news of his demise has left the political fraternity and the people of Haryana in deep mourning.
Condolences poured in from various quarters, with senior BJP leaders expressing their grief and paying tribute to Kataria. Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and the party’s state unit chief, Om Prakash Dhankar, offered their heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. In a tweet in Hindi, Chief Minister Khattar said, “I am deeply saddened by the demise of former Union Minister of State and MP from Ambala Ratan Lal Kataria.” He further acknowledged Kataria’s dedication to raising the concerns of the people and striving for the progress of Haryana.
Rattan Lal Kataria’s contributions to politics were widely recognized. He was known for his strong voice and his unwavering commitment to working for the betterment of society. During his tenure as an MP, Kataria actively participated in parliamentary debates and discussions, advocating for policies and initiatives that aimed to uplift the lives of the people in his constituency and beyond. His passing has been regarded as an irreparable loss to the political landscape.
Beyond his political career, Rattan Lal Kataria was a loving family man. He is survived by his wife, two daughters, and a son. As the news of his demise spread, condolences poured in from friends, colleagues, and supporters, who remembered him as a dedicated leader and a compassionate individual.
The void left by Rattan Lal Kataria’s demise will be difficult to fill. His contributions to politics and his tireless efforts to improve the lives of the people he served will be remembered and cherished. As the BJP mourns the loss of one of its stalwarts, the people of Ambala and Haryana are left with the legacy of a leader who worked tirelessly for their welfare.