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Former minister of state Jayawantiben Mehta dies after brief illness

Former Union minister of state and BJP leader Jayawantiben Mehta passed away in Mumbai in the wee hours of Monday after a brief illness.

india Updated: Nov 07, 2016 10:22 IST
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BJP leader Jayawantiben Mehta passed away in Mumbai after a brief illness.(Picture courtesy: Twitter)

Former Union minister of state and BJP leader Jayawantiben Mehta passed away in Mumbai in the wee hours of Monday after a brief illness.

She was 78.

Mehta, the former minister of state for power, breathed her last around 1:25am. The last rites will take place at 5:30pm at Shivaji Park crematorium here, Maharashtra BJP spokesperson Keshav Upadhye told PTI.

Mehta was made the minister of state in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee cabinet in 1999.

She rose in the BJP ranks to become a corporator, an MLA and later a Lok Sabha member, succeeding late Murli Deora from the South Mumbai constituency.

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