Senior BJP Leader, Ex-Delhi CM Madanlal Khurana Passes Away
Former Chief Minister of Delhi and founder member of the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) Madan Lal Khurana passed away last fortnight in Delhi, his family said. He was 83. His son Harish Khurana, a spokesperson in the Delhi BJP, said the veteran leader passed away at their residence in West Delhi’s Kirti Nagar due to old age-related complications.
Khurana served as Delhi’s CM between 1993 to 1996. He was popularly known as ‘Delhi ka Sher’ (Lion of Delhi) for his efforts in strengthening BJP in the national capital. Khurana was the first CM to serve Delhi after the state legislative assembly was reinstated through the 69th Constitution Amendment Act, 1991. He also served as the Governor of Rajasthan in 2006. The BJP had expelled Khurana following his criticism of LK Advani’s role in the 1999 Kandahar hijack issue. However, he was brought back to the party in 2008, ahead of assembly elections in Delhi.