Former Chief Minister of Gujarat Keshubhai Patel has died today due to heartburn. Keshubhai Patel held the post of CM of Gujarat twice.
Former Chief Minister of Gujarat Keshubhai Patel has died today due to heartburn. Keshubhai Patel held the post of CM of Gujarat twice. Two days ago he was infected with the Corona virus. Keshu Bhai Patel was 92 years old.
PM Modi condolences
Senior BJP leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi have mourned the death of Keshubhai Patel. PM Modi tweeted and wrote, "Keshubhai made a long and wide journey to Gujarat to strengthen the Jana Sangh and BJP. He opposed the Emergency. The issues of farmer welfare were closest to his heart. Being an MLA, MP, Minister and CM, he took many steps in the interest of farmers. "
Union Minister Nitin Gadkari tweeted, "My heartfelt tribute to former Gujarat Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel. Keshubhai's contribution to the progress of Gujarat and strengthening the BJP organization in the state will always be remembered. God bless the departed soul. ॐ peace. "
Leaving BJP in 2012 and formed its own party
Keshubhai Patel first took over as the CM of Gujarat in the year 1995. After this, he held the post of Chief Minister for the second time from 1998 to 2001. He won assembly elections in the state six times. Keshubhai Patel left the BJP in the year 2012 and formed his new party 'Gujarat Parivartan Party'.
Joined RSS in the year 1945
He was elected MLA from Visavadar seat in the 2012 state assembly elections, but later resigned in 2014 due to ill health. In 1945, Keshubhai Patel joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh as a pracharak. He also went to jail during the Emergency in 1975.