Congress’ Sehore district chief Ratan Singh died of heart attack at a vote counting centre set up for Lok Sabha election results on Thursday.
Singh was gathering information on the trends at the counting centre when he complained of chest pain and collapsed.
The news came at a time when the Congress was heading towards another defeat in Lok Sabha elections.
The Congress had managed to form the government after recently-held assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh. According to trends, the ruling BJP will form the government at the Centre with a huge majority.
The saffron party has made massive gains mainly in Hindi-speaking states during the vote counting