Former Union Minister and dissident BJP leader Kashiram Rana, who recently
joined Keshubhai Patel's Gujarat Parivartan Party, passed away early this
morning, party sources said.
He was 76.
Rana complained of chest pain early morning when he was in the circuit house of
He was rushed to Jiveraj Mehta hospital where he died.
Rana was a textile minister in the A B Vajpayee government.
However, the MP from Surat was sidelined after Narendra Modi became the Chief
Minister of Gujarat.
Rana had recently joined Gujarat Parivartan Party, floated by Keshubahi Patel,
and was busy in election campaign.
Keshubhai Patel and GPP leader Gordhan Zadafia rushed to the hospital after
hearing the news.
The body of the departed leader will be taken to Surat where his last rites are
likely to be performed later in the day.