Shri Sohan Potai, a former MP from Kanker Lok Sabha constituency and a senior BJP leader, passed away on March 9 at his Kanker residence. He was 64 years old. The BJP National President Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda, former Chief Minister Shri Raman Singh, and other leaders condoled the demise of the leader.
Shri Potai came into the limelight in 1998 by defeating the veteran Congress leader. After this, he made a distinct identity by winning as the BJP’s candidate for the Kanker seat in 1999, 2004, and 2009.
BJP National President Shri JP Nadda said in a tweet, “The news of the demise of the former MP from Kanker Lok Sabha and senior BJP leader, Shri Sohan Potai, is very sad. His whole life was devoted to the upliftment of tribal and backward societies. My condolences are with the bereaved families. May God give place to the departed soul at his lotus feet.” Om Shanti!
Former Chief Minister Shri Raman Singh, in a tweet expressing condolences, said, “Deeply saddened by the news of the demise of the BJP’s hardworking leader Shri Sohan Potai, who was a four-time MP from Kanker. I pray to God to give place at the feet to the departed soul and strength to the bereaved family members in this difficult time.”