Bharatiya Janata Party's Rajasthan chief and Rajya Sabha MP Madan Lal Saini died today in Delhi.
The Rajya Sabha will function on Tuesday after an obituary reference.
Madan Lal Saini was suffering from a lung infection and was flown to Delhi for treatment in AIIMs. After his condition became critical, he was shifted to a private hospital in Malviya Nagar in Jaipur.
"He was later shifted to the ICU after his condition deteriorated. He passed away today around 7.09 pm," a source at AIIMS said.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot expressed his condolences at the demise of the BJP leader via a tweet. "Shocked and saddened to hear about the passing away of Sh. Madan Lal Saini ji, President of BJP #Rajasthan," Ashok Gehlot tweeted.
Ashok Gehlot extended his support to Madan Lal's family saying, "My thoughts and prayers are with his family members. May God give them the strength to bear this loss. May his soul rest in peace."
Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu also expressed his grief. He tweeted, "Saddened by the sudden demise of Shri Madan Lal Saini, Member of Rajya Sabha. In his extensive public life as an MP, MLA and State BJP President in Rajasthan, he served with distinction. My profound condolences to bereaved family members and followers. May his soul rest in peace."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that Madan Lal Saini's death is a major loss for the BJP. "The passing away of Shri Madanlal Saini Ji is a major loss for the BJP family. He contributed to strengthening the Party in Rajasthan. He was widely respected for his congenial nature and community service efforts. My thoughts are with his family and supporters. Om Shanti."
Home MInister Rajnath Singh tweeted, "I am shocked by the demise of the Rajasthan State BJP President and Rajya Sabha MP Madan Lal Saini Ji. Madanji was a skilled party worker and a simple man. My condolences to his family. God give them the power to bear this suffering. Om Shanti."
On Friday, former chief minister of Rajasthan Vasundhara Raje visited Madan Lal at the hospital.
Madan Lal Saini was appointed as the state BJP chief in June last year. He was a former MLA and RSS volunteer who held various posts in the Bhartiya Kisan Morcha as well.