Biography of Shankersinh Vaghela
Shankersinh Vaghela is the present cabinet minister in Ministry of Textiles.
Shankersinh Vaghela, in the Manmohan Singh government is currently serving as the cabinet minister in Ministry of Textiles.
This politician is a multifaceted personality as his interests not only revolves around politics but also rotates in the socio-cultural arena. He is also served as the trustee of a number of socio-religious and educational institutions.
Shankersinh Vaghela is effortlessly striving for providing medical aid, free food, clothes, books, schools and college fees etc. to the poor and needy. He is also associated as Director with drama activities.
This eminent personality Shankersinh Vaghela was born on 21st July 1940 to father Shri Laxmansinh and mother Smt. Nathuba at Vasan, Distt. Gandhinagar (Gujarat). He is married to Gulab Ba and the couple has three sons.
Shankersinh Vaghela did M.A. in Economics from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad (Gujarat). He represents the Kapadvanj constituency of Gujarat. He is a member of the Indian National Congress.
The positions, which he held throughout his political, are :
Organising and General Secretary, Bharatiya Jana Sangh, Gujarat (1971-77) , Elected to 6th Lok Sabha( 1977) , Member, Committee on Estimates ( 1977-78) , Member, Committee on Papers Laid on the Table( ) , Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Irrigation and Agriculture( 1977-79) , Vice-President, Janata Party, Gujarat( 1977-80) , General Secretary and President, Bharatiya Janata Party (B.J.P.), Gujarat( 1980-91) , Member, Rajya Sabha( 1984-89) , Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers and Ministry of Industry( 1984-89) , Member, House Committee, Rajya Sabha( 1984-86) , Member, Committee on Public Undertakings(1986-87) , Re-elected to 9th Lok Sabha (2nd term)( 1989) , Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Petro-Chemicals, Re-elected to 10th Lok Sabha (3rd term)( 1991) , Member, Gujarat Legislative Assembly( 1996-97) , Chief Minister, Gujarat, Re-elected to 13th Lok Sabha (4th term)( 1999) , Member, Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas(1999-2004) , Member, Committee on Private Members` Bills and Resolutions, Member, Committee on Estimates, Re-elected to 14th Lok Sabha( 5th term)( 2004) , Union Cabinet Minister, Textiles( 23 May 2004- onwards).
For the past six years he has been serving as the President, North Avenue MPs Club, New Delhi.