He gave an affidavit promising to build a toilet soon but said election officials did not yield. His BJP rival, Rakesh Patel, vice sarpanch of Ajrai village, has been declared the winner of this election, unopposed.
The affidavit, accessed by The Indian Express, claims, “...the issue of posts lying vacant in the High Court was taken up with the state government and in view of said initiative shown by the then acting chief justice (Sahai), the posts were sanctioned
The documents, accessed by The Indian Express, reveal that one of the petitioners, Dinesh, was in touch with Hardik over phone from 7.14 pm till 10.27 pm, moments before the petition was filed in the High Court.
Coming down heavily on the State Election Commission (SEC), the Gujarat High Court on Friday ordered it to maintain the option of “none of the above” or NOTA for the voters in the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) in the upcoming elections for local bodies including municipal corporations and panchayats.
The petitioners had said that the government should not have appointed Raghuvir Pandya to the post of DGP for his controversial role in conducting the trial of 2002 Best Bakery riots case in Vadodara court as a public prosecutor.