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Rahul Gandhi expresses shock over Karnataka MLA Siddu Nyamagouda’s death

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New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday expressed shock over the death of Karnataka legislator Siddu Bhimappa Nyamagoud in a road accident and lauded his contribution to farmers’ causes.

“I am shocked to hear about the demise of Karnataka MLA, Shri Siddu Nyamagouda in a tragic accident. A popular leader, he played a major role in erecting a farmer’s barrage across the Krishna River at Padasalagi.

“My thoughts and prayers are with his family in their time of grief,” Gandhi said in a tweet.

Nyamgoud, 71, legislator from Jamkhandi in Karnataka’s Bagalkot district, died in a road accident near in the district on Monday, police said.