Former Gujarat Chief Minister Madhav Singh Solanki died on Saturday at his residence in Gandhinagar. He was 93. After Solanki's death, the state government announced a state mourning on Saturday. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, expressing his condolences, announced that Solanki's funeral will be performed with full diplomatic honors.Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter, "Mr. Madhav Singh Solanki Ji was a formidable leader who had been playing an important role in the politics of Gujarat for decades. He will always be remembered for the magnificent service done to society. I am saddened by his demise. His son Bharat Solanki has expressed his condolences. om Shanti. "
Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendra Chudasama has also expressed condolences and paid tribute at his residence on Saturday. He said, “It has been my habit for the last 20 years that I used to spend time with Solanki Ji on his birthday at his house. The last time I met on November 15, I wished him good health. ”
Former Congress president Rahul Gandhi has also mourned.
Solanki, a veteran Congress leader, was born on 30 July 1927 in Pilundara village of Borsad tehsil of Anand district. He was the Chief Minister of the state 3 times between December 1976 and 1990.
The initiative, which he started as a Mid-day meal, was successfully adopted across the country. She also started the Girl Child Nutrition Scheme (Kanya Kelwani) and Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) in Gujarat.
The plan launched for the politics of Solanki appeasement was also in the discussion for Kshatriya Harijan Adivasi Muslims (KHAM). Under his leadership, Gujarat State Assembly also has a record of winning 149 assembly seats out of 183.
Solanki started his career as a journalist, then became a lawyer, and then entered politics. A fan of reading, Solanki had built a library in his house, in which he used to spend hours.