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Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani chaired a Cabinet meeting today and paid tribute to Former Chief Minister late Madhavsinh Solanki. Members of the Cabinet observed a two-minute silence in honor of the late Madhavsinh Solanki and prayed for the departed soul. Cabinet Meeting chaired by CM to pay condolence to the departed soul detailed on the history of his services during his tenure as well as his contribution to public life and social life.

Government is deeply saddened by the sudden death of late Madhavsinh Solanki, Former Chief Minister of Gujarat, former Minister of External Affairs of the Government of India and a leading politician of the state at the age of 94 on 09/01/2020 at Gandhinagar.

Madhavsinh Solanki was born on 30th July 1927 at Piludra in Mehsana district.He started his political career in 1947. He first became the Chief Minister of Gujarat in 1976, then served as Chief Minister of Gujarat from 1981 to 1985 and from 1989 to 1990. He served as Chief Minister of Gujarat for four times. He also served as the Minister of External Affairs in the Government of India during the period of 1991-92.

He announced a change in its policy of reservation for the economically and socially backward classes. He was the first to introduce the idea of mid-day meal scheme for students in Gujarat state schools. He was also working in the field of literature and journalism. He has always given priority to public service at every stage. Demise of late Madhavsinh Solanki will be a major loss in political and social life. The State Cabinet, the people and the Government of Gujarat express deep sorrow and grief over the demise of late Madhavsinh Solanki.

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