Punjab government announced half-day holiday in Punjab over death of Akali leader Ajit Singh Kohara. Former Akali minister and sitting MLA from Shahkot Ajit Singh Kohar died of heart attack late last evening. Ajit Singh Kohar dies at 78. He was reappointed as the district president of its rural committee, it has been seemingly not able to fill the same post for its urban body.He was elected to the Punjab Legislative Assembly in 1997 on a Akali Dal ticket from Lohian. He was re-elected from Lohian in 2002 and 2007. In 2007, he was made Minister for Revenue and Rehabilitation. In 2012, Lohian underwent Boundary delimitation. Kohar successfully contested from new constituency Shahkot. Currently he is a cabinet minister in Punjab and holding portfolios of Transport, Legal & Legislative Affairs and Elections.
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