Rupani’s request to Union Minister of Environment and Forests Prakash Javadekar seeking his intervention in getting the three chimpanzees, which are believed to have been illegally smuggled from abroad, follows death of several exotic animals meant for the park in transit.
Gujarat has 16 checkposts at its borders with Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Mahrashtra where the RTO officials collect the taxes and exemption fees manually. Annually, the RTO checkposts earn around Rs 300 crore.
Addressing a gathering in Surat at the Diwali Sneh Milan programme, Rupani said, “When the Congress was in power at the Centre, they would say that Muslims will have the first right to every government resource and they continued doing vote bank politics.”
Rupani will visit his hometown Rajkot on Saturday and digitally lay the foundation stones for the flyover and the underbridge, which will collectively cost Rs 300 crore, at a joint function at Bal Bhavan, Race Course.
During his five-day visit, Rupani is scheduled to hold one-on-one meetings with Uzbekistan President Shavkat Mirziyoyev along with governors of Andijan, Samarkand, & Bukhara regions of the country, as well as the mayor of Tashkent city.
The Chief Minister further emphasised the achievements of the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre in its second term like the law on Triple Talaq and abrogation of special status to Jammu & Kashmir under Article 370.