Gujarat land row: Protesting AAP supporters demanding CM’s resignation detained by police

In a statement, AAP state convener Kanubhai Kalsaria, said that detaining the agitating party workers amounted to "curbing democratic rights of the people''.

By: Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Updated: February 6, 2016 8:59 pm

More than five dozen Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers protesting against Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel were detained by the police on Saturday.

The AAP workers were protesting at RTO Circle in Ahmedabad demanding the resignation of the chief minister for her alleged role in the Gujarat land allotment row.

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In 2010, Gujarat government is believed to have allotted 250 acres of land next to Gir Lion Sanctuary to Wildwoods Resorts and Realties Pvt Ltd (WWRRPL) for setting up a resort which was allotted at a price of Rs 15 per square metre or Rs 60,000 per acre. It has been said that the alleged company was favoured as it has close association with Patel’s daughter, Anar Patel.The row leads back to Narendra Modi’s tenure as a chief minister of the state, when Anandiben Patel was the Revenue minister in his cabinet.

In a statement, AAP state convener Kanubhai Kalsaria, said that detaining the agitating party workers amounted to “curbing democratic rights of the people”.

AAP media coordinator Harshal Nayak said: “Our demonstration was completely peaceful. Yet, the police detained our workers and leaders”.

He further said that demonstration were also organised in Rajkot, Vadodara, Surat, Dahod, mangrol, Savarkundla, Deesa and Junagadh.

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    Bijan Mohanty
    Feb 6, 2016 at 7:27 pm
    Modi model of Gujarat is slowly coming to limelight and the information that is emerging is really chilling.
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    1. rohit shah
      Feb 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm
      AS soon as the Revenue Dept in Gujurat approve my application for 250 acres of PRIME LAND AT THROW AWAY PRICE. I AM PREPARING ANOTHER APPLICATION FOR 2500 Acres close to Anar property. I WONDER WHAT Anar and her brother company Produces and SELL "BS ANYWAY" Her Family companies WILL BECOME MORE SUCCESSFUL LIKE "FACE BOOK IN INDYA". Mark Zucherberg must settle in Gujurat and become the riches man on this planet
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      1. rohit shah
        Feb 6, 2016 at 7:25 pm
        IT REALLY PAYS TO BE SOME BODY SON OR DAUGHTER , Anar says she has NEVER CHEATED or taken advantage of her mother as a Revenue minister or CM of Gujurat. Even I applied to the Gujurat Govt for a similar size plot of Land. THE GOVT IS VERY SERIOUSLY CONSIDERING MY REQUEST I HOPE ANANDIBai FULLFILLS MY DREAM. GOD BLESS THE CM FOR BEING VERY "HONEST JUST LIKE PM SAHEB" My ONLY REQUEST TO EXPEDITE MY APPLICATION.
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