Parimal A Dabhi

Articles By Parimal A Dabhi

Simply Put: Gujarat – Little rain, just one key river

In a state that depends hugely on Narmada and where large regions have limited water resources, rainfall shortage has led to drought or water scarcity in parts of 17 districts. A look at the situation on the ground.

Villagers in Gujarat’s Patan stay put: Won’t allow our land to dispose of waste

The proposed site has been chosen in revenue limits of Chanasma town, covering 27 revenue land survey numbers and spread over around 70 bigha. The site has proposed disposal capacity of 7.82 metric tonne of solid and liquid waste.

If horses had wishes…

Hit by stones during an attack on a Dalit wedding party in Gujarat, Yuvraj bled unnoticed for hours under finery and died. He was 4.

Gujarat: Horse used in Dalit wedding succumbs to stone-pelting injuries

Following the death, police have added Section 429 of the IPC (mischief by killing cattle) to the FIR against 43 upper case people.

Surat fire: Second exit was blocked, led to high casualty

SMC suspends deputy engineer, total suspension now 3.

Behind Gujarat boycott: Dalits won’t pick carcasses, want equal treatment

Accusing the upper castes in the village of discrimination, Dalits in Lhor decided to stop disposing animal carcasses as part of their “customary” service saying it was a “filthy and unpaid for” job that was thrust upon them.

Dalits in Gujarat boycotted: ‘They felt that if Dalits don’t do their work, how can they take out procession’

The OBCs, mainly Thakors, had called for the boycott on Wednesday after Mehul Parmar, a Dalit bridegroom, took out his marriage procession in the village on May 7.

Explained: What Gujarat’s record voter turnout means

Gujarat voter turnout explained: The 2019 Lok Sabha elections saw 64.11% polling in Gujarat, surpassing its 2014 and 1967 high. The Indian Express digs into the polling numbers to tell the story of the 26 constituencies.

Gujarat: Amit Shah wraps up his debut contest with roadshow, his fourth so far

This was Shah’s fourth roadshow in Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency since March 30 when he filed his nomination after holding a public meeting in Naranpura area of Ahmedabad.

At Patidar stir epicentre, in Mehsana dist of Modi, Shah, on surface only PM name

The quota stir had originated from Mehsana, and it was the epicentre of protests on the issue. During the December 2017 Assembly elections, BJP leaders had been prevented entry in a number of Patidar-dominated places.

UPA wanted to destablise Gujarat govt, arrested officers, Amit Shah in false cases: PM Modi

At a public rally in Surendranagar, PM Modi said this is no ordinary election but one that will decide the future of the children and the direction in which the country will move.

Gujarat: As Hardik Patel admits PAAS is to be dissolved, the Patidar vote is up in the air

This election, many believe, is going to be a litmus test to see if Hardik’s decision to join the Congress has worked in the favour of the party.

Lok Sabha polls: Gulberg massacre survivor contests against Amit Shah

Firoz is the one who filed a case against social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand and a few residents of Gulberg Society, alleging that they had embezzled funds collected for the riot victims of Gulberg.

Explained: What next for Hardik Patel after HC refuses to stay conviction

As the verdict has put Hardik's electoral fortune in the sphere of uncertainty, sources say that Hardik's chances of getting relief against the HC order from the Supreme court are very dim.

Lok Sabha polls: As Amit Shah enters poll fray from ‘VIP seat’, end of an earlier era

The declaration of Amit Shah’s candidature from Gandhinagar marks the symbolic end of the Advani-era in the BJP, and in Indian politics.

Gujarat: ‘Murdered’ journalist used to file RTIs

The police collected papers related to the RTI applications that he filed “as evidence for the investigation” on Tuesday, from his home.

Gujarat: With Patidars drifting away, BJP woos OBC votes; five Congress MLAs in its camp

Patidars or Patels form the second largest group of voters in the state and had been committed supporters of the BJP for the last three decades. But after Hardik launched the reservation stir in 2015, the community has been drifting away from the BJP.

Jignesh Mevani interview: ‘I am beyond caste, Dalits must be too… Youth see me more as youth leader now’

I accept differences with Hardik... Politics is the art of navigating, says Jignesh Mevani.

Amit Chavda interview: ‘There has to be some proposal from Hardik or his supporters… so far there is none’

We do not have dedicated people at the booth-level who can bring voters to the booth, Amit Chavda said.

Hardik Patel set to fight Lok Sabha polls, likely to contest from Amreli

Sources close to Hardik said that it is yet not decided if Hardik will fight the election from a political party or as an independent candidate. Though they said that he will be fighting against BJP.