Babar Tadvi: Ex-Gujarat minister Babar Tadvi succumbs to Covid-19 | Vadodara News

VADODARA: Former Gujarat minister and Congress MLA from Sankheda constituency in Chhota Udepur district, Babar Tadvi, succumbed to Covid-19 on Wednesday.
Tadvi, a three-term MLA, was admitted to a private hospital in Vadodara after he had complained of fever. Sources said that he passed away after undergoing treatment for four days.
Tadvi had started his career as a school teacher. He contested the Gujarat assembly elections in 1990 on Janata Dal ticket and won with a margin of 9,294 votes.
He also served briefly as a minister. When the party was dissolved in Gujarat. Tadvi joined the Congress party along with other leaders of Janata Dal.
During the 1995 polls, he contested on a Congress ticket and won with a margin of 2,496 votes. He repeated the stint during the 1998 polls when he defeated the BJP candidate by 3,973 votes.
In 2002, Tadvi was defeated by BJP’s Kanti Tadvi by a margin of 35,619 votes. Congress party repeated him again in 2007, however, Tadvi again faced defeat against BJP’s Abhesinh Tadvi.
Tadvi’s wife had also served as the president of Sankheda taluka panchayat in the past.

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