Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, who was in Vadodara Saturday to visit various Ganesh pandals, said that the government, which was “walking on the path shown by Lord Mahavir”, will resolve the issues of the Patidars.
This was Rupani’s first visit to Vadodara since taking over as Chief Minister. Rupani began his Vadodara visit seeking blessings at a Jain derasar in Raopura area of the city from where he proceeded to meet other Jain spiritual leaders in Akota area.
Flanked by Vadodara MP Ranjan Bhatt, Mayor Bharat Dangar, VMC Standing Committee Chairman Dr Jigesha Seth and other party leaders, Rupani was felicitated by the Jain community members in Vadodara. Speaking at the venue, Rupani said he was “happy” to be invited to the Jain derasar.
Recounting the principles of Lord Mahavir, Rupani said, “Lord Mahavir taught ahimsa (non-violence) and satya (truth). I am very glad to say that the present state government is walking on the path shown by Lord Mahavir by upholding these two principles. Gujarat is a land of ahimsa also due to Mahatma Gandhi’s teachings and we should be proud of our history and stay true to it.”
At his second Jain community event at Akota, Rupani, while answering media queries on the on going Patidar issue, said, “We are looking at resolving the issues of the Patidar community in a proactive manner. In the days to come, all issues will be sorted out.”
Rupani later also visited Ganesh pandals across the city, in a series of visits that continued late evening. Meanwhile , Rupani also held a meeting with RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and senior leader Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi in Udaipur.
“The Gujarat CM Rupani called on RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and Sarkarywah for nearly one hour,” RSS sources said. They refused to divulge the details of the meeting. The meeting was held on the second day of a two-day meeting which began Friday in Udaipur.