One-day state mourning was announced in Haryana
Chandigarh. Former Union Minister of Haryana and Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Ambala, Ratan Lal Kataria passed away today. He was 71 years old. Kataria was admitted to PGI, Chandigarh for the last several days. At the same time, several senior BJP leaders including Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and the party’s state unit chief Om Prakash Dhankhar expressed their condolences on the death of Kataria.
Kataria was considered very close to PM Modi, but after his death, there is a wave of mourning in Haryana. Today his body will be kept at Panchkula residence and after that, his last rites will be performed at Manimajra. At present, MP Kataria lived in the Mansa Devi Complex of Panchkula.
Kataria is survived by his wife, two daughters, and a son. Khattar tweeted, “I am deeply saddened by the demise of former Union Minister of State and MP from Ambala Ratan Lal Kataria ji. He always raised his voice in the Parliament for the benefit of the society and the progress of the people of Haryana. His departure is an irreparable loss to politics. May God give place to the departed soul in his holy feet and give strength to the family in this difficult time. om Shanti.”