Nitin Patel, 61-year-old leader of Mehsana, had also started giving interviews to news channels which began flashing news about the “impending announcement” as he began accepting congratulations from anchors and reporters alike.
Today, Vijay Rupani completes a year as Chief Minister of Gujarat. Parimal Dhabi retraces the last 12 months of his rule. His rise, the challenges he faced and what others say about his leadership
P G Jyotikar, one of the first Dalits to convert to Buddhism in Gujarat, says around 1,500-1,600 Dalits have embraced Buddhism in the state since the Una incident, and that nearly 500 of them went to Nagpur for the conversion. Before Una, he adds, Gujarat would see 400-500 conversions a year.
The farmers’ group, Khedut Samaj Gujarat (KSG), is protesting against a 2009 government notification that brings 68 villages of Mehsana, Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad district under Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA).
Rupani also described Gujarat as a “unique state”, which followed the tenets of Mahatma Gandhi — “non-violence and truth”.
When the amendment Bill was introduced over a month ago, it had a maximum punishment of ten years imprisonment.
Rajput made the remark while paying tributes to former Gujarat minister and two-time MP Gabhaji Thakor in the Assembly.
Chairman of Lokrakshak Recruitment Board IPS G S Malik admitted that there were complaints related to the instruments provided by Andhra Pradesh-based IT firm E-Soft.
Audio clips of calls from people seeking answers go viral on social media, ministers say the govt has a big heart
At Vasava’s address, the two bedrooms and kitchen are currently being used by seven youths from various villages preparing for competitive exams.
Jahabhai and Jethiben from Karadi village in Sayla taluka of Surendranagar district were sitting on protest along with many other victims of caste discrimination from Saurashtra region at Satyagraha Chhavni.
The programmes were organised in Kalol of Gandhinagar district, Danilimda area of Ahmedabad city and Wadhwan town of Surendranagar district.
Amit Shah set to visit state today, his fourth this month.
Modi began his speech saying, “Many among you might have lost a guru, but I have lost a father.” He said Pramukh Swami had nurtured him like a father.
Fighting back tears Modi began his speech saying, “Many among you might have lost a guru, but I have lost father.”
According to Rupani, “half” the Bahujan Samaj Party has joined the BJP in Uttar Pradesh.
Days after taking charge as the new Gujarat Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani spoke to The Indian Express. Excerpts from the interview:
Jignesh Mevani, 35, has been the face of protests by Dalits following the assault of Dalits in Una.
Nitin Patel is deputy hours after word spread that he was CM.
Nitin Patel also headed a high level committee of ministers appointed by Anandiben Patel when the Patidar quota agitation was at its peak to negotiate various issues of the protesting Patidars.
Day after, CM works from home; holds meetings, clears files
Anandiben government was blamed for “miscalculating” and “mishandling” the Patidar agitation for reservation. The crackdown on protesters alienated the powerful Patels.
The Gir Somnath police, who were investigating the case earlier, had also sought remand of the accused to trace the phones that were allegedly snatched by the gau rakshaks, and to track down the other vehicle, motorcycles used during the attack.
Activists attribute this to “constant discrimination” and “atrocities” being faced by Dalits across Gujarat for long, more often in recent times.
For generations, Dalits in Mota Samadhiyala village of Gujarat’s Una taluka have faced discrimination at the hands of the upper castes. But this time, when seven of them were flogged for skinning a dead cow, something snapped.
Vasava also had a run-in with Shyam S Agarwal, Secretary in the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, who he claimed did not respond to his letters.
Rupala is considered a powerful Patidar leader who can infuse a sense of confidence into BJP workers at the state level.
Caste will be the game-changer in the 2017 assembly elections, say political pundits.
Rupani said that the messages of decisions taken during the executive committee meeting will be systematically sent to all the tiers of the party in the state in the coming days.
The CM was addressing party workers at the concluding day of the two-day Gujarat BJP executive meeting at Dudhsagar Dairy.
The amendments propose that now, surplus land of the government under the Bill could be allotted to an Urban Local Body (ULB) and the ULB, in turn, could allot the land to anybody for any “public purpose”.
Over the past few months, Anandiben’s government has announced various schemes. She is now touring the length and breadth of the state telling people about them.
The courts, established under the provisions of the Commercial Courts, Commercial Division and Commercial Appellate Division of High Courts Act, 2015, will exclusively adjudicate commercial matters of Rs 1 crore or above.
The detailed inquiry into “polarisation of population on the basis of different religions” in the state since independence was wound up last year because it made no headway.
ATR admits that in many cases of allocated land, the grantee does not possess land because it has been encroached upon.
Lakshmipura-Bhandu is a small village of Visnagar taluka in Mehsana, home district of CM Anandiben Patel.