Former Delhi minister AK Walia dies of Covid-19

New Delhi: Former Delhi minister and senior Delhi Congress leader AK Walia died on April 22, 2021, in the morning after contracting Covid-19. He was admitted at Apollo Hospital. The 72-year-old was a doctor by profession and had been elected to the Delhi Assembly four times. He had been the minister of Health, Urban Development, and Land and Building in the Sheila Dikshit cabinet.

Dr.Walia, who also had a clinic in Laxmi Nagar, contested polls from East Delhi’s Geeta Colony for the first time in 1993. After delimitation, he contested from Laxmi Nagar.

Congress President Smt. Sonia Gandhi, Smt. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and DPCC President Shri Anil Kumar, among others, condoled his demise.

In his message on Telegram, Shri Rahul Gandhi said, ‘I’m saddened by the death of AK Walia ji. He was a very helpful member of the Congress party with a deep social consciousness. My condolences to his family & friends.’