Fourteenth Lok Sabha
Members Bioprofile
Vaghela, Shri Shankersinh
Constituency   : Kapadvanj (Gujarat)
Party Name     : Indian National Congress (INC)

Father's Name Shri Laxmansinh
Mother's Name Smt. Nathuba
Date of Birth 21 Jul 1940
Place of Birth Vasan, Distt. Gandhinagar (Gujarat)
Marital Status Married
Date of Marriage 09 Jun 1960
Spouse's Name Smt. Gulab Ba
No. of Sons 3
M.A. (Economics)
Educated at Gujarat University, Ahmedabad (Gujarat)
Profession Agriculturist
Educationist, Social Worker
Permanent Address
Vasant Vagdo, Near Adiwada Railway-crossing,
Gandhi Nagar - 382 019 ( Gujarat)
Tel. (079) 23244288
Fax: (079) 23249493
Present Address
7, K. Kamraj Lane,
New Delhi - 110 011

Tels. (011) 23018280, 23017330 (R), 23063779, 23061385 (O)
Fax: (011) 23061575 (O), 9868180090 (M)
Positions Held
1971-77 Organising and General Secretary, Bharatiya Jana Sangh, Gujarat
1977 Elected to 6th Lok Sabha
1977-78 Member, Committee on Estimates
Member, Committee on Papers Laid on the Table
1977-79 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Irrigation and Agriculture
1977-80 Vice-President, Janata Party, Gujarat
1980-91 General Secretary and President, Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P.), Gujarat
1984-89 Member, Rajya Sabha
1984-89 Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers and Ministry of Industry
1984-86 Member, House Committee, Rajya Sabha
1986-87 Member, Committee on Public Undertakings
1989 Re-elected to 9th Lok Sabha (2nd term)
Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Petro-Chemicals
1991 Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (3rd term)
1996-97 Member, Gujarat Legislative Assembly
Chief Minister, Gujarat
1999 Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (4th term)
1999-2004 Member, Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas
Member, Committee on Private Members` Bills and Resolutions
Member, Committee on Estimates
2004 Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 5th term)
23 May 2004- onwards Union Cabinet Minister, Textiles

Literary, Artistic & Scientific Accomplishments
Wrote articles on various topics
Social And Cultural Activities
Trustee of a number of socio-religious and educational institutions; works for providing medical aid, free food, clothes, books, schools and college fees etc. to the poor and needy; associated with drama activities as Director
Sports and Clubs
President, North Avenue MPs Club, New Delhi (for six years)
Countries Visited
Canada, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mexico, North Korea, Singapore,Thailand, and U.S.A.
Other Information
Founder of Shakti Dal as a NGO for Youth of Gujarat

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