|Member of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly
December, 2002 – December, 2012
|Succeeded by||Babu Bokhiria|
February 17, 1957 |
|Political party||Indian National Congress|
|Alma mater||Lukhdhirji Engineering College, Morbi; Saurashtra University|
|Occupation||former Leader of the Opposition (2004-2007)|
|Committees||former president of Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC)|
Arjun Modhwadia is an active politician from Gujarat, India. He was the Leader of the Opposition in the Gujarat Legislative Assembly from 2004 to 2007. He had been a president of Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC), the Gujarat wing of Indian National Congress from 2 March, 2011 to 20 December, 2012.
Early life and career
Arjun Modhwadia was born at Modhwadia, a village near Porbandar, on 17 February 1957. His schooling was at government primary school of the village. He graduated with a Mechanical Engineer degree from Lukhdhirji Engineering College in Morbi. He became Senate member of Saurashtra University as a Registered Graduate constituency representative in 1982 to 2002. In 1988 he also became a member of the Executive Council of the University. He worked as an assistant engineer with the Gujarat Maritime Board for 10 years. He left his job in 1993 and joined politics. He is merried to Hiraben and has a son and a daughter.
He is associated with Maldevji Odedra Smarak Trust, Dr. Viram Godhania Mahila Arts, Commerce, Home Science and Computer Science College since 1988. He is a president of Gramya Bharati High School, Bayavadar since 2002 and a trustee of Sorath Kshay Nivaran Samiti, Keshod; an organization working for Tuberculosis patients, since 2004.
He joined Indian National Congress in 1997. In 2002, he contested assembly election and won. In 2002, he became a member of Delimitation Commission of India for Gujarat (Parliamentary and Assembly constituencies). He was also appointed as a member of the Estimate Committee. He was the Leader of the Opposition of Gujarat Legislative Assembly from 2004 to 2007.
- "Arjun Madhwadia-Journey". www.arjunmodhwadia.com. Official website. Retrieved 28 December 2012.
- "Arjun Modhwadia appointed new state Cong president". The Indian Express. 3 March 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
- "Gujarat Congress chief: Did Arjun Modhwadia pip Shankersinh Vaghela?". Daily News and Analysis. 3 March 2011. Retrieved 17 January 2012.
- Bureau, Zeenews (20 December 2012). "Arjun Modhwadia resigns as Gujarat Congress president". Zee news. Retrieved 28 December 2012.
- "Arjun Modhwadia gets EC notice for ‘Modi is monkey’ jibe". The Times Of India. Retrieved 2012-11-23.