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Chhabildas Mehta

Chhabildas Mehta

Chhabildas Mehta was an Indian politician and the former Chief Minister of Gujarat who served from 1994 to 1995.

Career :

Mehta was in born in Mahuva, a port town in Gujarat. He left high school in 1942 and participated in Indian independence movement.

He became the president of the Mahuva Municipality. Later he was elected as a member of the Bombay Legislative Council. He participated in Mahagujarat Movement which demanded separate Gujarat state from Bombay state. He elected to Gujarat Legislative Assembly in 1962 from Mahuva constituency which he hold till 1980.

He entered in the politics by joining the Praja Samajwadi Party. Later he joined Congress. He was in the cabinet of Chimanbhai Patel as Finance Minister and he had been made Chief Minister of Gujarat after the sudden death of Chimanbhai Patel in 1994. He had joined Janata Party followed by Janata Dal. Later he again joined the Congress. In May 2001, he resigned from the Congress to join the Nationalist Congress Party and contested election but lost. He died on 29 November 2008 in Ahmedabad.