Indian National Congress
120, Kapadvanj Constituency
July 1940, Vasan, Ta. & Dist. Gandhinagar. ||
(Economics) (Gujarat University).||
Name of Spouse and Children:Smt.
Gulabba, three sons.||
Agriculture, Social Service, Education.||
(1) Sixth Lok Sabha, 1977-80, (2) Ninth Lok Sabha, 1989-91, (3) Tenth Lok
Sabha, 1991-96, (4) Rajya Sabha, 1984-89, (5) Thirteenth Lok Sabha,
1999-2004, (6) Fourteenth Lok Sabha, 2004-2009. Minister, Textile Ministry,
Govt. of India, 2004-09 |
Had been Member of various Committees of Parliament and
various Ministries of the Government of India, which include (1) Estimates
Committee, 1977-78, (2) Committee on the Papers to be laid on the Table of
the House, 1977-79, (3) Consultative Committee, Agriculture and Irrigation
Ministry, 1977-79, (4) Consultative Committee, Chemicals and Fertilizers and
Industries Ministry, 1984-89, (5) House Committee, Rajya Sabha, 1984-86, (6)
Committee on Public Undertakings, 1986-87, (7) Consultative Committee,
Petroleum and Petrochemicals Ministry, 1989, (8) Fertilizer and Rate
Committee, 1991-96, (9) Energy Committee, 1991-96, (10) Petroleum and
Natural Gas Committee, 1999, (11) Committee on Private Members’ Bills and
Resolutions, 1999, (12) Committee on Estimates, 1999.
Member, Ninth Gujarat Legislative Assembly, 1997-98
(Bye-election, Radhanpur Constituency). Chief Minister of Gujarat State from
23rd October 1996 to 27th October 1997 during which
held portfolios like General Administration, Planning, Narmada Development,
Home, Information and Broadcasting etc,. Leader of the Opposition, Gujarat
Legislative Assembly, since 23rd January 2013.
time activist of Bharatiya Jan Sangh since 1969. Has held various positions
from a District level Office-bearer to Pradesh President and a member of All
India Working Committee in Janata Party, Janata Morcho, Bharatiya Janata
Party, Rashtriya Janata Party. Vice President, Janata Party, 1977-80.
Secretary General and President, Gujarat Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party,
1980-91. President, North Avenue M.P. Club, New Delhi, for six years.
President, Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee, 2002-04. Chairman, Indian
Tourism Development Corporation, Tourism Ministry, 2012. Managing Trustee,
(1) Samarpan Charitable Trust, Gandhinagar, (2) Gandhinagar Charitable
Trust, (3) Shri Vaijanath Mahadev Trust, Vasan, Ta. & Dist. Gandhinagar, (4)
Shankarsinh Vaghela Bapu Charitable Trust, Vasan, Ta. & Dist. Gandhinagar.
Associated with management of various collages of Arts, Commerce,
Engineering, Pharmacy, M.B.A. etc. Trustee of a number of socio-religious
and educational institutions working for providing free of cost medical aid,
food, clothes, books, schools and college fees etc., to the economically
needy people. Associated with drama activities and other cultural
Agriculture and Travelling.||
China, North Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Brazil, United
Arab Emirates, Mexico, South Korea, Japan, European Countries including
United Kingdom and Scandinavian Countries, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt,
South Africa and United States of America. ||
Vagdo", Near “K-7” Circle,|
Near Aadivada Railway Crossing, Randheja Road,
Gandhinagar – 382 019.
Tel. No. (079) 232 87601
Fax: (079) 232 87485.