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Former Raj Assembly speaker Samarth Lal Meena passes away

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Former Legislative Assembly speaker and Samarth Lal Meena today died after a protracted illness at a private hospital here, official sources said.

He was 79.

Meena served as a deputy minister and assembly speaker from 24 July 1998 to 2 January 1999, sources said. He was also five-times from Rajgarh in Alwar district.

Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and Speaker Meghwal expressed their condolences to the family saying Meena was a great parliamentarian as he represented the Assemly for five terms.

In a statement, Raje said Meena was a grass root level jan-neta (public leader) and he ran the House in order with glorious traditions and business rules.

First Published: Wed, May 07 2014. 14:59 IST