Jaipur, Aug 9 : Former Union minister and Member of Parliament from Ajmer, Sanwarlal Jat, 62, passed away early morning in Delhi today.
He was undergoing treatment in AIIMS, Delhi since last two weeks after he suddenly fainted during a meeting of Rajasthan BJP MPs and MLAs with party chief Amit Shah.
Jat was then rushed to Sawai Man Singh (SMS) hospital here and subsequently to AIIMS, Delhi.
All BJP leaders including Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, had rushed to call an ambulance to ensure that Jat got timely treatment. Health minister Kali Charan Saraf himself had rushed out and returned with an ambulance, seated inside.
At SMS hospital, doctors had said that he was admitted “in severely critical condition in unconscious state. His condition had remained serious and critical since then.
Jat was five time MLA elected to Rajasthan Assembly between 1990 and May 2014. Between 1993 and 1998, he was Minister of State (Independent Charge) in Rajasthan. Subsequently, he was made a Cabinet minister in Vasundhara Raje government between 2003 and 2008. When Raje was re-elected in 2013, Jat was again given a cabinet ministerial berth by Raje. Subsequently, in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Jat defeated Congress leader Sachin Pilot, who is currently the state Congress chief.
On Nov 9, 2014 Prime MInister Narendra Modi included him in the cabinet as the Union Minister of State, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation but he was dropped on July 5 last year, presumably due to ill health and he came back to Jaipur.
Seeing his huge support base, Raje then appointed as the Chairman of Rajasthan Kisan Aayog. He is survived by wife Narbada Devi, two sons and a daughter.