Veteran Congress Leader, Former MP and former minister Madan Lal Sharma passed away in the wee hours today morning, after a brief illness, at a private hospital at Katra.
He was first elected as MLA in 1983 and again in 1987 from Chhamb consitituency on congress mandate.
He became minister in NC- Congress coalition government in 1988 .He was again elected from Akhnoor- in 2002 became minister in PDP- Congress government. He was twice elected to the Lok Sabha from Jammu Poonch seat in 2004 and 2009.
However he lost 2014 lok sabha elections.He was one of the senior most Leader and man of masses. His death is being widely mourned in political and social circles.The entire rank and file of the party has deeply mourned his death and prayed for peace to the departed soul, chief spokesperson JKPCC Ravinder Sharma said.