RSS ideologue Bal Apte dead

RSS ideologue Bal Apte dead

A key RSS ideologue and former BJP Rajya Sabha member Balvant alias Bal Apte died on Tuesday, losing his 12-day battle for life.

Apte, 73, is survived by his wife and a daughter. “Apte was admitted to our hospital on July 6 for a respiratory disorder. He died of chronic lung disease around 3 pm on Tuesday,” Medical Director of Hinduja Hospital Gustad Davar told.

Apte, a prominent face of the Sangh in the BJP, was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra twice in 2000 and 2006. He was denied party nomination earlier this year and replaced by Ajay Sancheti, considered close to BJP president Nitin Gadkari.

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