State Congress president Arjun Modhwadia and Congress Legislature Party leader Shankersinh Vaghela were on Thursday summoned to Delhi for finalising the names of candidates for the June 2 bypolls for the four Assembly and two Lok Sabha polls. The Assembly seats where bypolls will be held are Morwa Hadaf,Limbdi,Dhoraji and Jetpur. The two Lok Sabha seats up for grabs are Porbandar and Banaskantha.
PIL on plight of impounded cattle
The Gujarat High Court Thursday issued notices to the state government and Jamnagar Municipal Corporation on a public interest litigation (PIL) alleging that JMC authorities were releasing cattle impounded from streets in the open outside its limits in violation of the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.
The PIL,filed by Ahinsa Maha Sangh,a voluntary organisation,said that instead of keeping impounded cows in Panjra Pol (asylum for such cattle),JMC authorities were releasing them in open and on roads outside the city limits and many animals met with fatal accidents as a result.