August 2, 2013 3:15:22 am
A top officer of the state information department posted in Jamnagar has landed in a soup after his office released pictures revealing identity of a minor rape victim last Sunday. The story behind this goof-up is interesting. The officer was summoned by minister of state for education Vasuben Trivedi to reach a hospital in four minutes to cover her meeting with parents of the victim. In haste,the officer released photographs which also showed the victim. You know how short-tempered she (the minister) is! Ive known her for years and the officers shakiness is understandable, said another officer of the department in Rajkot. Apparently,Trivedi,who is an MLA from Jamnagar,had earned bad press for not meeting the family of the victim of another similar minor rape victim from Sikka in Jamnagar,who was killed and stuffed in a suit case to be disposed. She was trying to make up,and therefore the rushed meeting,said sources
Roar against rumour
Even though her staff maintains that it is just a matter of time before their boss and Revenue Minister Anandi Patel is made Deputy Chief Minister,this presumed number two in the Narendra Modi government is learnt to be fed up with speculation surrounding her elevation. There are some notable changes in her social networking accounts. This also includes her followers hailing her as the ideal successor to Modi. But she is now telling mediapersons to avoid such speculations. The reason: the over publicity may just ruin her chance to rule the state if Modi wants a deputy when he is busy with national responsibilities.
Satish Patel is the president of BJPs Vadodara unit. Satish Patel is a senior office bearer of Vadodara district BJP. Satish Patel is a BJP MLA of Karjan constituency in Vadodara. Confusing,isnt it? Well these are namesakes and functionaries in the BJP. When industrialist Satish Patel was elevated as president of Vadodara district BJP,supporters were confused. So they have devised their own way to tell one Satish Patel apart from the other. A party worker says,We call the MLA as Satish Nisaria; district BJP president as Satish Kharwadiwala; and the other Satish Patel in district BJP as Satish Chhaniwala,to make a distinction between them for our convenience!
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