Lucknow: Former Uttar Pradesh Assembly speaker Dhaniram Verma on Wednesday passed away after prolonged illness at a hospital in Lucknow.

Verma, 84, was chairman of UP Agro Corporation. He is survived by three sons and a daughter. Verma was five times MLA from Bidhuna and Auraiya seats and had also held post of Leader of Opposition in the UP Assembly.

SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has express grief over the demise of the leader.


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