Jaywantiben Mehta passes away

Jaywantiben Mehta passes away

Mumbai - Veteran BJP leader Jaywantiben Mehta breathed her last at her Mumbai residence in the early hours of Monday. She was 77. Party leaders, including chief minister Devendra Fadnavis have expressed their grief over her death. Mehta was the Union Energy Minister between 1996 and 1999 in the Atal Behari Vajpayee government.

Jaywantiben's political trajectory -
Entered politics in 1962
Elected corporator in 1968
Served as corporator for 10 years
Became MLA for the first time in 1978
Was elected to the national executive body of BJP in 1980
Elected MP from South Mumbai in 1989
Served as Vice-President of BJP from 1993 - 1995
Defeated by Milind Deora in the 2004 Lok Sabha elections

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