Shri Shankersinh Vaghela, popularly known as ‘Bapu’ in Gujarat, is the most experienced politician of Gujarat. In his more than 60 years of public life, he was among the strong pillars of Jan Sangh, Janta Party, BJP and Congress. His 1996-97 government is still remembered as ‘Tanatan Sarkar’ in which he took many historic decisions, eliminated corruption, introduced transparency, gave jobs and served people of Gujarat in true manner. He also served as a Union Cabinet Minister for Textile under the then PM Shri Manmohan Singhji’s UPA-1 government. Under his able leadership, his ministry helped both farmers and industries. His governance was so memorable that even today people remember how much he helped every section of the society.