While chief minister Vijay Rupani and state BJP state president Jitu Vaghani have election rallies planned almost every day, Nitin Patel, a veteran in the government and the party, seems to have restricted himself mainly to Mehsana, his home district, despite being listed as a star campaigner of the party.
Earlier, Mevani had hit out at the BJP government over the bullet train project, saying, “Farmers in Gujarat and Maharashtra are opposing the bullet train project. My question is when Gujarat and Maharashtra farmers together are saying that they do not want bullet train, then why this is being done.”
“The Ministry of Health has conveyed it that the Centre has decided to set up AIIMS at Khandheri village near Rajkot city. We have already identified land which will be given free,” Nitin Patel told reporters in Gandhinagar.
Listing out the details of the special package, Patel said on an average every taluka will receive financial aid of Rs 28-30 crore. "In the 14 talukas where it has rained between Rs 250-300 mm, the farmers will get a lump sum amount of Rs 6,300 per hectare," he added.
Speaking to reporters in Gandhinagar, deputy chief minister Nitin Patel said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government was willing to change Ahmedabad's name if it gets past the legal hurdles and receives required support.