Bhairon Singh Shekhawat
May 15, 2010 by Post Team
Bhairon Singh Shekhawat:JAIPUR, INDIA (GaeaTimes) – Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, former Vice President of India has died. He died today in Jaipur after suffering respiratory problems during the last couple of days. He was admitted to Swai Man Singh hospital on May 13 and was later transferred to the ICU. The political veteran of 87 years died this morning and has been confirmed by the hospital superintendent Dr. Narpat Singh. When his condition worsened this morning, the doctors decided to put the aid of a respirator. But that is not kept alive at last.
Bhairon Singh Shekhawat 11, India was Vice-President and was known as a politically mature and efficient. He started work as vice president in August 2002. He resigned from office after suffering defeat in the presidential race for 2007 UPA candidate Pratibha Patil. The latter is now the President of India. In his political career, he also served as the Chief Minister of Rajasthan on three occasions. Demonstrated to give Congress a serious competition in Rajasthan over the years.
He was in the Bharatiya Jan Sangh in the 1960s and after their split in 1980 he joined the Bhartiya Janata Party. He was one of its founders. BJP proved a considerable success with it and it was not until 1998 that his government was defeated because of the onion price issue. For bagging the post of vice president in 2002, Bhairon Singh Shekhawat Sushil Kumar Shinde defeated the Congress candidate by a margin of 149 votes. He left behind a daughter and his wife.
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