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October 10, 2001 - October 10, 2001

Panchmahal :: Modi to attend Champaner garba festival at Pavagadh Wednesday, October 10, 2001

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GANDHINAGAR: Chief Minister Narendra Modi has been invited to inaugurate the Champaner Garba Mahotsav being organised by State Tourism Development Corporation at Pavagadh from October 17.

A delegation of BJP leaders headed by Gopalsinh Solanki, MP, called on Modi and extended the invitation for the unique garba festival in which professional groups from all over the state will participate.

Solanki said Modi agreed to attend the function. The festival, an annual attraction for traditional garba fans, was postponed following since the past three years owing to the natural calamities that struck the state. State tourism minister Suresh Mehta and education minister Anandiben will also attend the Pavagadh visit next week.

Chief Minister will also inaugurate a newly-set up 'rainbasera' in the court compound of Godhra during his one-day visit to the Panchmahals.

News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]


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Corporations' chairmen asked to tender resignation? Wednesday, October 10, 2001

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AHMEDABAD: It's just Day 3 of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, and there are strong rumours that at least four chairmen of state-run boards and corporations have been asked to tender their resignations.

According to sources, chairman of the Gujarat State Fertiliser and Chemicals K D Jeswani, Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation chairman Kamlesh Patel, Gujarat Narmada-Valley Fertiliser Corporation chairman Pradeepsinh Jadeja and Gujarat Electricity Board chairman Nalin Bhatt have been asked to resign in the wake of the new power equations in the state.

However, there were no officials willing to confirm this development. When contacted, Jadeja told TNN that he had received several calls inquiring about his resignation, "but I have been given no such indication either from the government or from the party," he categorically stated.

The rumours, coming as they did after the pace and manner of transfers in the powerful IAS lobby on Monday, may not have been out of place except that it comes when the same regime is in power. Usually, the posts of chairmen of boards and corporations, which are political nominations, change only when there is a change in the political regime in the state.

News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]


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Modi asks BJP workers to help improve party image Wednesday, October 10, 2001

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AHMEDABAD: Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called upon partymen to keep away from "Manthara" type characters as they were more dangerous than Ravan, who represented evil in epic Ramayana.

Addressing the first meeting of party workers at the BJP headquarters here, Modi did some plain-speaking and exhorted them to distance themselves from critics within the organisation more than those outside, because insiders could prove more harmful.

As disciplined soldiers, he said, they should not fall into traps laid by vested interests _ and run here and there for transfers _ as such elements tarnished the image of the party.

He said he was sent to Gujarat to refurbish the image and the sagging morale of party workers by establishing rapport which he had received during his tenure as organising secretary few years ago. "I am passing through a critical period of my life and seek your support in this difficult task of Chief Ministership, which could not be accomplished without you help."

Modi said the active worker was the engine full of power for any political party, and in no circumstances should he be ignored. He was crucial for the interface between the party and the people. The BJP cannot afford complacency on the part of workers as they alone could spread the message of programmes and policies of the government.

News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]


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Youth to sit on fast-unto-death for civic amenities Wednesday, October 10, 2001

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AHMEDABAD: President of Qutub Nav-Yuvak Committee Rafiq Fruitwala has threatened to sit on a fast-unto-death from October 22 onwards to press Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) to provide basic civic amenities to Kutubnagar and other areas in the Vatva ward.

Kutubnagar residents are forced to walk a kilometre everyday to fetch water. The gutter lines have been laid since the last two years, but the AMC has reportedly failed to make the lines functional or even provide gutter connections to the residents.

Fruitwala said that the residents of the area have been writing applications to the corporation for the last 13 years but to no avail.

Fruitwala has threatened to go on an indefinite fast owing to the apathy of the corporation on this matter.

News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]


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High Court issues notices in tribal land sale case Wednesday, October 10, 2001

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AHMEDABAD: The alleged sale of land belonging to tribal agriculturists of Vadodara district to the Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd (SSNNL), through "fraud, coercion and misrepresentation" by co-operatives and middlemen, has been challenged in the Gujarat High Court.

Following a petition filed by 31 tribal agriculturists belonging to the Nimeta Beed Samudayik Sahkari Kheti Mandali, Justice H K Rathod issued notices to the state government, SSNNL, Vadodara district collector and the office-bearers of the Mandali.

Senior advocate Girish Patel appeared with advocate Anand Yagnik for the petitioners.

The court while granting a status quo in the respect of the land in question, also directed the additional commissioner (land acquisitions) and Vadodara superintendent of police to examine and inquire into the grievances of the petitioners, and submit a detailed report in the next hearing fixed on October 29.

The petitioners complained that their pieces of land were sold off by the office-bearers of the Mandali, with involvement of outside middlemen, against their will in favour of the SSNNL.

They claimed that out of 60 per cent sale price offered by SSNNL, only a small amount was given to them while the rest has been pocketed by the middlemen and the office-bearers. The remaining 40 per cent is yet to be received by the petitioners.

The petitioners further alleged that the office-bearers, middlemen and a few government servants have pocketed more than Rs 33,000 per acre from the sale of their land by stating that the SSNNL has paid only Rs 42,850, though it had actually decided to pay Rs 75,000 per acre.

They prayed for a court inquiry into the scandal, setting aside sales of excess land, payment of complete sale price and appropriate action against the erring persons.

News Source : The Times of India [India's best Newspaper]


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