A known face off Maharashtra Politics , BJP leader Jayawantiben Mehta, was a lady of grit and determination. She had apt understanding of Maharashtra politics. Either as a corporator or as MLA or MP, she served the interest of the downtrodden and fought for the right of women.
Born on 20 December 1938 in Aurangabad in Maharashtra, Jayawantiben Mehta entered politics in 1962. She was twice elected as Municipal Councillor of Mumbai. A grassroot leader she was imprisoned for 19 months during Emergency Rule in 1975. She made contribution at both state and party level. While at state level she remained twice member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from 1978 to 1985, at party level too her contribution are laudable. After her successful role in 1980 as a member of the BJP national executive, she was elevated as Secretary in 1988. She kept the faith of the party high by getting elected to Lok Sabha in 1989. She was subsequently reelected in 1996 and 1999 and was made a Minister of Power in the Vajpayee Government.
Jayawantiben Mehta away on 7th November 2016 at her residence in Mumbai following a brief illness. Death of former union leader Jayawantiben Mehta was mourned by many including Prime Minster Narendra Modi and BJP party chief Amit Shah. People from various walks of life also paid reverence tho the departed soul.
Narendra Modi:Saddened by the passing away of Jayawantiben Mehta. We remember her rich contribution to the nation. Condolences to her family.
Amit Shah:Deeply saddened by demise of Jayawantiben Mehta. My Condolences to the bereaved family. May her soul rest in peace. Om Shanti Shanti Shanti.
Prakash Javadekar:Saddened by the demise of eminent woman leader Jayawantiben Mehta, who worked relentlessly for over 60 years. Condolences to her family.
Kirit Somaiya:#JayawantibenMehta First Mass Leader of BJP-Janasangh Mumbai passes away Who had taught Me Public Leadership Public Service & First Election
Om Prakash Mathur:#Jayawantiben Mehta's selfless service to #nation as #Karyakarta to #Power minister of India will ever be cherished.My deepest condolences.
Milind Deora:Jayawantiben Mehta knew my father from the time they were Corporators. We fought against each other in 2004 but remained close friends. RIP
Vasundhara Raje:Deeply saddened by the passing away of veteran leader Jayawantiben Mehta ji. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family.
(FOLLOWER OF Shrimati JAYAWANTIBEN MEHTA)
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