Ques: Former MP Sri Balkrishna Wasnik recently passed away belonged to which political party?
- 11 September, 2015 veteran Congress leader and a three-term Member of Parliament Balkrishna Wasnik died after cardiac failure. He was 86.
- The late Balkrishna Wasnik had represented two constituencies of Vidarbha in Parliament namely Bhandara and Buldhana.
- At the young age of 28, he was first elected in 1957 from Bhandara and was later elected from the same constituency again in 1962.
- Later, in 1980 he shifted to Buldhana in the Western region.
- All his life Wasnik fought for the poor and oppressed sections of the society. He was at the forefront in agitations to secure reservations for Dalits.
- A staunch supporter of separate Vidarbha, he led the movement in 1967 as president of Mahavidarbha Rajya Sangharsh Samiti.