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Former mayor of Ahmedabad Praful Barot passes away

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter on Saturday to offer condolences to the family of the departed leader. "I am pained by the passing away of former mayor of Ahmedabad, Praful Barot.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Updated: August 23, 2020 1:27:23 am

Praful Barot, veteran BJP leader and former mayor of Ahmedabad, passed away here on Saturday. In his mid-seventies, Barot was the mayor of Ahmedabad city between February 8, 1991 and February 8, 1992.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter on Saturday to offer condolences to the family of the departed leader. “I am pained by the passing away of former mayor of Ahmedabad, Praful Barot. He will be remembered for his contribution towards the development of Ahmedabad,” Modi posted in Gujarati.

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and newly appointed state BJP president CR Paatil also expressed their condolences on Twitter. The current mayor of Ahmedabad, Bijal Patel said, “I am a much younger worker of the party and so, I never got a chance to work alongside him. Even today, veteran colleagues in my office remember Prafulji’s hard work and dedication… I am told he did a number of development activities during his tenure.”

Barot was also the chairman of the Gujarat Housing Board, an important arm of the state government, that built homes for low and medium income families.

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