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Babulal Gaur Yadav was a veteran BJP leader who served as the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh from 2004-2005. He represented Govindpura Vidhan Sabha seat for a record 10 times. A powerful and popular leader in Madhya Pradesh, Babulal Gaur was credited with expanding BJP's footholds in Madhya Pradesh. He played a key role in the development of Madhya Pradesh in general and his constituency Govindpura in particular. A charming and affectionate leader he was loved by all sections of society.
Born on June 2, 1930, at village Naugeer in Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Gaur emerged as a powerful and popular leader in Madhya Pradesh. Gaur was first elected to Vidhan Sabha in 1974 as an independent supported by Janata Party. He represented Govindpura Vidhan Sabha seat for record 10 times.
Associated with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh since 1946, Gaur participated in many movements for workers and depressed classes. He initially began as a trade union leader and later served as MLA. He also participated in agitation against Emergency and was detained for 19 months during this period. He actively participated in Goa Independence and Satyagrahas in Delhi, Beruwadi Saheb Punjab, and other states. As a leader of Opposition in the 11th Vidhan Sabha 1999-2003, he raised many important issues related to the welfare of people and the state. Being an important leader and prominent face of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he was selected to serve as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh from 23 August 2004 to 29 November 2005. Afterward, he hailed many important portfolios.
He served as Minister for Commerce, Industries, Commercial Taxes, Employment, Public Undertakings, and Bhopal Gas Tragedy Relief and Rehabilitation under Shivraj Singh Chouhan government. Gaur was elected to 14th Vidhan Sabha from Govindpura constituency in the year 2013. He took oath as Cabinet Minister on 21 December 2013. Gaur retired from electoral politics in 2018 citing his old age. He is survived by his daughter-in-law, grandsons and two daughters. Krishna Gaur, his daughter-in-law, won Govindpura assembly seat in 2018 as a BJP candidate.
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