Prime Minister Modi expressed grief over the death of Keshubhai Patel, said – he had prepared small workers like me

pm modi tribute to former gujarat cm keshubhai patel who died of herat attack

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the death of former Gujarat Chief Minister Keshubhai Patel. The PM said that Keshubhai had prepared many small workers including me. Everyone liked his amiable nature. His death is an irreparable loss. We are all mourning today.

PM Modi tweeted, ‘Our beloved and respected Keshubhai has passed away .. I am very sad. He was an outstanding leader who took care of every section of the society. His life was dedicated to the progress of Gujarat and the empowerment of every Gujarati. ‘

In another tweet, PM Modi wrote, ‘Keshubhai traveled to every area of Gujarat to strengthen the Jan Sangh and the BJP. He opposed the Emergency. The issues of farmer welfare were closest to his heart. Being an MLA, MP, Minister or CM, he took many steps in the interest of farmers.

Chief Minister of Gujarat twice

Keshubhai Patel first assumed the post of 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 the assembly elections in the state six times. Keshubhai Patel left the BJP in the year 2012 and formed his new party ‘Gujarat Parivartan Party’.

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.

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