Senior Congress leader Thakor Patel from Karjan Taluka of Vadodara also joined the BJP along with his 70 supporters.
The families marched in a protest rally to VMC headquarters, holding placards with questions like “Why is the VMC turning back on its promise?”, “Why should poor beneficiary families suffer the corruption of the VMC?”
The bids were won by Adani Cementation Ltd, JSW Cement Ltd and Shree Cement Ltd. They together will pay Rs 324 crore annually to the state government for 50 years, which is the estimated age of the mines.
“So far, I have not received any invitation. I have also not received any verbal communication in this regard from any Congress leaders,” said state NCP president Jayant Patel.
According to the sources, former state party president Siddharth Patel is likely to be appointed as chairman of the election campaign committee and former MP Madhusudan Mistry as chairman of the election manifesto committee.
The court also turned down the police request for custodial interrogation. “We had sought remand of the accused, but the court rejected our plea,” said Anand Superintendent of Police Saurabh Singh.
Sources claimed that the two carcasses were found just 200 metre apart. T Karuppasamy, deputy conservator of forests (DCF) of Gir East told The Indian Express that investigation to ascertain the cause of death of the lionesses has been started.
“I had personally met Arvindji (AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal) and he expressed that the party is not likely to contest the Gujarat Assembly polls so that high command can concentrate more on Delhi,” said Kanu Kalsariya.
“Either you take a call by tomorrow or we will deal with the issue. There were two serious allegations against him and in one case he has been in jail for eight years,” Supreme Court told Gujarat government,
A police team, armed with teargas and riot control vehicle, has been stationed by the road that leads to the Dalit settlement of the village since Saturday. On Wednesday, there was no visible sign of tension in the village.
Due to the recent rains, around 50 victims camped in Delhi over the last two days demanding the government ensure their proper rehabilitation, as per Supreme Court guidelines, before the deluge comes.
The resolution passed by Gandhidham Bar Association stated that the association members unanimously resolved to call off their strike since almost all of their demands put forward in their earlier resolution.
Sources in the health department of Surat Municipal Corporation said the elderly resident of Varachha was admitted to a private hospital on Wednesday with symptoms of swine flu.
According to sources close to Chhana Chaudhary (56), Congress was contemplating to deny him ticket in the upcoming Assembly elections and that was the trigger for him to resign.
According to Ahmedabad Detection of Crime Branch, Navin Shah was abducted on July 25 and within an hour he was murdered by the abductors in a scuffle. So far, two persons, including sacked Navneet employee Jignesh Bhavsar, have been arrested.