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Drama ends, Congress MLA Imran Khedawala withdraws resignation

The drama surrounding the resignation of Congress’ Jamalpur MLA Imran Khedawala has come to an end as he has withdrawn his resignation. Khedawala also dismissed reports that his resignation was a pressure tactic to get the high command to do what he wanted to be done. Khedawala said his resignation was not a pressure tactic...

Court punishes man with jail for making obscene gestures at minor girl, other women

Aaquib Chhipa, Ahmedabad: A special court in Gujarat has sentenced a man to 1 year and 11 months in jail and fined him Rs5000 for holding the hands of a minor girl and making obscene gestures towards females. The court held Akhtar Shaikh guilty under section 12 of the POCSO Act. The court said that...

BJP uses AMC vehicle for civic body poll campaign in Khokhra

As the civic body poll inches closer parties are gearing up with political campaigns. In fact, in the Khokhra ward, the BJP had no qualms using the AMC’s vehicles for poll campaigning. The BJP candidates for the ward used the civic body’s vehicle for campaigning in violation of poll norms. The AMC vehicle also had...

AAP’s Danilimda ward candidate announces support for Congress, withdraws nomination

As the civic body elections heat up, Ahmedabad is seeing several new alliances and break-ups. The AAP candidate from Danilimda has announced that she will support the Congress candidate in the area and has withdrawn her candidature form. The last day for filing of nomination form was February 6 for the 48 wards and 192...

Funds for Gujarat doubled under Jal Jivan Mission, Centre says in response to MP Parimal Nathwani’s query

The funds given under the Jal Jivan Mission by the Centre to Gujarat has doubled in the year 2020-21. The Centre had allocated Rs390.31 crore to Gujarat in the year 2019-20 under the mission while in the year 2020-21 it came to Rs883.08 crore. This detail was revealed by Minister of Jal Shakti, Rattan Lal...

Civic body polls: Congress candidate in Rajkot withdraws candidature, others quit the party

Trouble for the Congress seems to be mounting ahead of the civic body polls. Congress leader Harshaba Jadeja has resigned from the party after being not given a ticket for the Rajkot Municipal Corporation elections. Jadeja and her supporters have now joined the BJP. Meanwhile, the Congress’ ward No 14 candidates have withdrawn the candidature...

Gujarat High court grants bail to doctor accused in Sola Civil Hospital bribery case

The Gujarat High Court has granted bail to Dr. Upendra Patel of Sola Civil Hospital, who was caught red-handed accepting a bribe of Rs8 lakh to clear pending food bills of Rs1.18 crore. The advocate appearing for the accused, Dr. Upendra Patel, submitted before the court that in all Rs16 lakh was allegedly paid as...

Civic body polls: Gomtipur sees protest against Congress MLA Shailesh Parmar

As Ahmedabad gears up for the civic body polls, the Gomtipur area in the city saw protests against Congress MLA Shailesh Parmar. A crowd gathered and threw slippers on the posters of Congress MLA Shailesh Parmar later on Monday night. Earlier Gujarat Women Congress’ vice-president Sonal Patel had alleged that candidature for the upcoming civic...

Civic body polls: Congress’ women wing V-P accuses MLAs of selling tickets for Rs20 lakh

Gujarat Women Congress’ vice-president Sonal Patel has alleged that candidature for the upcoming civic body polls in the city was sold for lakhs of rupees. She alleged that Congress MLAs took Rs20 lakh for each ticket to sell them to the highest bidder. She has resigned from her post citing insult. Patel has alleged that...

Gulberg Society victim who lost 10 family members in riots joins AIMIM

Aaquib Chhipa, Ahmedabad: A victim of the Gulberg society massacre, who lost 10 family members in the violence on February 28, 2002, joined Assaduddin Owaisi’s-led AIMIM in Ahmedabad. He was also the key prosecution witness in the Gulberg Society riots case. Talking to Gujarat Exclusive, Imtiyaz Khan Pathan said he joined the AIMIM as he...

Now, BJP MLA Madhu Shrivastav’s son Dipak cannot contest VMC election

BJP MLA from Vaghodia, Madhu Shrivastav’s son Dipak’s nomination as an independent candidate from ward 15 of Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) has been rejected by the State Election Commission. Notably, BJP had denied a ticket to Dipak after which he decided to contest the poll as an independent candidate. Madhu Shrivastav had said that he...

Civic body polls: Pravin Togadia’s party to contest all seats in Bharuch Nagarpalika

Former VHP leader Pravin Togadia has announced the entry of his party in the civic body polls in Bharuch. This comes close on the heels of the AAP and AIMIM contesting the civic body polls in the district. Pravin Togadia’s Hindustan Nirman Party has said that it will contest from all the 11 seats in...