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BJP Leader, Former MoS Jayawantiben Mehta Passes Away[/caption]
Former Union Minister of State and BJP leader Jayawantiben Mehta passed away at the age of 78, in Mumbai in the wee hours on Monday after a brief illness.
Mehta, the former minister of state for power, breathed her last around 1:25 am. The last rites will take place at 5.30 pm at Shivaji Park crematorium in Mumbai BJP spokesperson Keshav Upadhye said.
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Mehta was made the minister of state in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee cabinet in 1999.
She rose in the BJP ranks to become a corporator, an MLA and later a Lok Sabha member, succeeding late Murli Deora from the South Mumbai constituency.