Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Shri Babulal Gaur is no more. He passed away in the morning of August at a private hospital in Bhopal after prolonged illness.
Shri Gaur was 89 years old. He was suffering from various old-age related ailments and was hospitalised for quite some time.
He served as Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister from 2004-2005 and represented his traditional Govindpura Vidhan Sabha seat 10 times.
Born on June 2, 1930 at Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh, Gaur emerged as a powerful and popular leader in Madhya Pradesh initially as a trade union leader and later as MLA.
Prime Minister Shri Narendra condoled the demise of the leader. He said in a tweet “Shri Babulal Gaur Ji served people for decades. From Jana Sangh days, he worked constantly to strengthen our Party. As Minister and CM of Madhya Pradesh he undertook many efforts to transform the state. Saddened by his demise. Condolences to his family and supporters. Om Shanti.”
BJP National President and Union Home Minister Amit Shah also condoled the demise of Shri Babulal Gaur, saying sad news of the death of former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shri Babulal Gaur was received. His entire life was devoted to the service of the people of the state. Shri Babulal Gaur was a founding member of the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh. He strongly opposed the Emergency, for which he was also jailed for 19 months.
BJP Working President Shri J P Nadda said on his demise “Shri Gaur was a dedicated public servant who continuously worked for the upliftment of the poor, dalits, the exploited and the underprivileged. Shri Gaur will always be remembered as a combative mass leader. He devoted his entire life to the development of Madhya Pradesh. His death is an irreparable loss to the Bharatiya Janata Party.”
Shri Gaur was an MLA from South Bhopal and Govindpura seat for 10 consecutive terms from 1974 to 2013. He was also the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh. He was the prominent voice of the workers. He participated in many movements in the interest of workers. He was a founding member of the Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh. He played an active role in the ‘Goa Mukti Andolan’. Shri Gaur fought against the oppressive rule of Indira Gandhi during the Emergency and also went to the jail. His dedication to serve the people and his commitment to the development of the nation will always inspire all of us.