LUCKNOW: He might not have scored a century in his 40 Tests, however there was no scarcity of heaps for Chetan Chauhan in his political innings which began a few years after he played his last Ranji Trophy match in 1985. Chauhan, 73, who died in Gurgaon due to multi-organ failure after testing favorable for coronavirus, was a two-time MP from Amroha and now a cabinet minister in the UP government. Born in Bareilly, Chauhan made neighbouring Amroha his political karma-bhoomi and remained a faithful BJP employee throughout his political career covering over three decades. He won the Amroha Lok Sabha seat for the very first time 1991. He lost the seat in 1996, but won again in 1998. After a couple of losses from the very same constituency, he focused on cricket politics in Delhi and returned to contest from Naugawan Sadat seat of Amroha in 2017 UP polls. After his victory in assembly elections, he was made cabinet minister in the Yogi federal government and was given the charge of sports and youth well-being. In several interactions with TOI, Chauhan revealed his decision to consolidate sports facilities in the state to raise it to the international requirements. As sports minister, he explored the state extensively and had a fancy strategy to develop the facilities on public personal collaboration (PPP) design. View PM Narendra Modi grieves former cricketer Chetan Chauhans death


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