Former Gujarat CM Keshubhai Patel passes away

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By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad |

Updated: October 29, 2020 1:03:31 pm

Gujarat’s former chief minister Keshubhai Patel at Somnath. (Express Photo by Javed Raja)Former chief minister Keshubhai Patel, who led the primary BJP authorities in Gujarat in 1995, handed away at 93 years at a hospital in Ahmedabad the place he was rushed Thursday morning following well being problems.
Confirming the information to The Indian Express, Bharat stated that though he had recovered from Covid 19, “some damage had been done to his health, as he also suffered from cancer of the prostate”. Patel had examined optimistic for Covid on September 18 and was discharged ten days later after he examined adverse. However, he was taken to hospital once more following some problems and had been discharged on Tuesday. He had received himself examined after two of his private employees members had examined optimistic.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with former CM Keshubhai Patel in Gandhinagar in 2014 (Express file picture)
Expressing grief, Prime Minister Narendra Modi known as Patel an “outstanding leader who cared for every section of society.” “Our beloved and respected Keshubhai has passed away…I am deeply pained and saddened. His life was devoted towards the progress of Gujarat and the empowerment of every Gujarati,” he tweeted
Keshubhai Patel was Gujarat’s CM from March 1995 to October 1995 and from March 1998 to October 2001. He was a senior BJP chief within the state till he resigned from the occasion in 2012 to launch a brand new political outfit named ‘Gujarat Parivartan Party’ to contest the polls.
Keshubhai Patel with the then Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee (Express archive picture)
A warhorse, Patel had led a entrance towards the then chief minister Narendra Modi-led BJP to contest the final elections in Gujarat in 2012.
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