West Bengal Cabinet minister SadhanPande died in Mumbai after prolonged illness. He was 71.
Pande was a five-time MLA from Burtola constituency in North Kolkata till 2011 when TMC came to power in the state. He was later elected as an MLA from Maniktala constituency for three consecutive terms.
He was retained as a Cabinet minister after TMC came to power for the third consecutive term in 2021. However, he was not allocated any portfolio due to his ill health.
Andhra Pradesh Industries Minister MekapatiGoutham Reddy passed away following a heart attack in Hyderabad. He was 50.
Mr Reddy returned to Hyderabad after spending 10 days in Dubai for Expo 2022. He also held the Information Technology portfolio.
He was first elected as MLA from Atmakur in 2014 and then in 2019. He became a minister in the Andhra Pradesh cabinet led by Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy after YSR Congress came to power in 2019.