Jambuwantrao Dhote

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Bhau Jambhuwantrao Dhote (1939 – 18 February 2017) was an Indian politician. Known by his supporters as The Lion of Vidharbha, he was Member of Parliament from Nagpur (Lok Sabha constituency) in 1971 to 5th Lok Sabha, defeating his Congress rival.[1] When Indira Gandhi split Congress in January 1978, he joined her Congress(I) party. He was elected for second time from Nagpur in 1980 to 7th Lok Sabha as a Congress candidate.

Dhote left Congress soon, and founded Vidharbha Janta Congress (VJC) Party on 9 September 2002. He was elected to Maharashtra Assembly 5 times. He was elected from Yavatmal in 1962.[2] and 1967 elections as a Forward Bloc candidate[3] and in 1978 as Congress member.[4] He is son-in-law of veteran Congress leader late Ramrao Adik .

He died on 18 February 2017 due to a heart attack in Yavatmal.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "General Election of India 1971, List of Successful Candidate" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 71. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 April 2014. Retrieved 2010-01-14. 
  2. ^ "Statistical report on general election, 1962 to the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2017-02-18. 
  3. ^ "Statistical report on general election, 1967 to the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2017-02-18. 
  4. ^ "Statistical report on general election, 1978 to the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 9. Retrieved 2017-02-18. 
  5. ^ "Former Nagpur MP Jambuwantrao Dhote, ‘Lion of Vidarbha’, no more". Hindustan Times. 18 February 2017. Retrieved 2017-02-18. 
  6. ^ Mishra, Sohit (18 February 2017). "Jambuwantrao Dhote passes away after suffering from cardiac arrest, Pro- Vidarbha camp loses mass leader". India.com. Retrieved 2017-02-18.