Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, who congratulated the people of Gujarat for on Twitter for "the beginning of a new politics", is expected to arrive in Surat to participate in a victory rally on February 26.
A total of 192 seats in Ahmedabad, 72 in Rajkot, 64 in Jamnagar, 52 in Bhavnagar, 76 in Vadodara and 120 in Surat were up for grabs in the elections. The AAP had fielded 470 candidates across the six corporations.
He left the phone behind, and a note: telling his parents he was sorry for the trouble but he was going "far away"; "Yeh online classes mein kuchch samajh nahin aata (I can't get anything in these online classes)".
Addressing the Kisan Sammelan at Bardoli, Patil alleged that the Congress and other opposition parties were supporting the protest, “to create unrest and take political advantage in the name of farmers protest”.
The Billimora-Waghai heritage train route was among 11 branch lines and narrow gauge sections of the Western Railways that were deemed to be “uneconomic” by the Railway Ministry, which ordered their permanent closure.
Surat city is home to nearly 10 lakh migrants from other states, including Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, who work in textile, diamond and other industries here.
Part of the ruling alliance in Bihar, the BJP in Surat has been trying to ensure the migrants who returned stay back there so as to vote -- around 50 BJP volunteers have been given the task of making at least 100 calls a day to them.
Congress’s probable candidate, Rajubhai Vartha said, “We had worked for the BJP for long... The party then decided to field candidate Jitu Chaudhary, against whom we had been fighting for two decades. There is no future in the BJP, so we have joined the Congress."