Former Gujarat CM Keshubhai Patel passed away.

Former Gujarat CM Keshubhai Patel passed away at 92, after prolonged illness.

Former Gujarat CM Keshubhai Patel passed away on Thursday after prolonged illness. He was 92 years old. The politician was rushed to Sterling Hospital in Ahmedabad after he complained of chest pain. He passed away following a cardiac arrest.

Keshubhai Patel served as the CM of Gujarat in 1995 and from 1998 to 2001. A member of Gujarat Legislative Assembly for six times, Keshubhai Patel leave the BJP in 2012 and floated his own political party — Gujarat Parivartan Party. The party performed very bad in 2012 Gujarat assembly elections. It was extended with the merging of the Mahagujarat Janata Party. Later, it was merged back with the BJP in February 2014.

Keshubhai Patel was elected from Visavadar assembly seat in 2012 but later resigned in 2014, due to ill health.

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