June 2 bypolls: After Cong snub,NCP joins the fray

A day after the state Congress announced its candidates for the four Assembly seats and two Lok Sabha seats where bypolls are due on June 2,its ally NCP Monday resolved to field candidates from Dhoraji and Jetpur Assembly seats and for the Porbandar Lok Sabha seat.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:May 14, 2013 4:22 am

A day after the state Congress announced its candidates for the four Assembly seats and two Lok Sabha seats where bypolls are due on June 2,its ally NCP Monday resolved to field candidates from Dhoraji and Jetpur Assembly seats and for the Porbandar Lok Sabha seat.

NCP is miffed after Congress rejected its demand for Dhoraji seat.

The two parties fought 2007 and 2012 Assembly polls in alliance.

State NCP general secretary Jagdishchandra Dafda said his party would field Jamanbhai Jedia from Dhoraji. Jedia had lost from Dhoraji by 2500 votes during the 2007 Assembly polls.

Dafda said NCP would field Samatsinh Mer for Porbandar Lok Sabha seat. Mer is currently president of Ranavav Nagarpalika held by NCP. For Jetpur Assembly seat,NCP will field Chandu Vagasia,who lost December 2012 Assembly polls from Gondal.

GU pro-VC,students welcome SC order on PG medical admissions

Gujarat University authorities and students seeking admission to post-graduate medical courses have welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision on Monday allowing Medical Council of India,Dental Council of India,as well as states’ examination bodies,universities and institutions to declare their results for the examinations they had conducted for PG admissions.

Monday’s order was a modification of SC’s earlier order of December 13,2012,by which the apex court had ordered MCI and other bodies not to declare results till further orders following petitions by some groups from different parts of the country.

MCI and DCI had conducted examinations for PG admissions so that the students did not have to appear for different examinations by universities and bodies.

Dr Mukul shah,pro-vice-chancellor of the Gujarat University,welcomed the SC order. “We are happy with the order as it has ended the confusion over the issue,” he said. GU had two medical colleges,NHL Medical College and BJM Medical College,affiliated with it and they together have 450 PG seats.

MCI and DCI had declared their results for the examinations held in November 2012. Dr Shabbir Vadaliwala,who led the students’ agitation in Gujarat for a nationwide common entrance test for PG medical admissions,said though the students were happy with the order,they were not entirely satisfied because the apex court had also allowed the state institutions to conduct their own examinations independent of MCI and DCI.

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