QAhmedabad: BJP’s Loss ‘Trailer’ of 2019 LS Defeat, Says Guj Cong

Gujarat Congress President Chavda gave credit for Congress’ performance to party chief Rahul Gandhi’s leadership.

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The wins are considered important given the upcoming elections in Rajasthan later this year, and the Lok Sabha elections.

1. BJP Assembly Poll Debacle 'Trailer' of 2019 LS Defeat: Chavda

Gujarat Congress president Amit Chavda, on Tuesday called the BJP's poor performance in the Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh Assembly polls as a ‘trailer’ of the party's ‘picture of defeat’ in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Chavda gave credit for the Congress' performance to party chief Rahul Gandhi's leadership and organisational skills.

“Today, Rahul ji (Gandhi) completes one year as Congress president. Under his leadership, he organised, guided and encouraged party supporters not just to seek power but to respect and fight for the rights of the people,” Chavda said.

Chavda said people had rejected the BJP due to its "anti-farmer, anti-youth and anti-women policies” that had destroyed small businesses and inflicted rising cost on people.

(Source: PTI)


2. Centre and Gujarat Govt Differ on Vibrant Investments

In the last 15 years, the Vibrant Gujarat Summit was held eight times and the Gujarat government claims that it raised Rs 13.45 lakh crore in investments which is 7.36 times higher than the state’s budget. The Gujarat government also claims that it has created 23 lakh new jobs in the last 15 years.

However, the Union government figures tell a different story. While the state claims that during the two Vibrant Gujarat Summits held between 2015 and 2017, investment promises of Rs 5.73 lakh crore were realised and 8.98 lakh persons were employed.

But according to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) of the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry, investments to the tune of Rs 24,503 crore fructified between 2015-2017.

(Source: Times of India)

3. Man Held for Flying to City on Forged Passport

Koman Francis Moris, who flew from Oman to Ahmedabad was held by immigration authorities on Monday, for allegedly using a fake passport. Koman hails from Mumbai and was handed over to the Airport Police Station for further investigation.

As per the FIR lodged the photograph of the flier didn’t match with the one on his passport. His interrogation revealed that he had gone to the UAE on work visa in September 2015. There he opened an oil company by taking a loan of USD 30 Million.

He has claimed to have repaid USD 23 Million but couldn’t pay the remaining USD 7 Million as his customers defaulted. As a loan defaulter the UAE police have issued a look out notice for him. With the help of some friends Moris flew to Oman where he changed his name and photograph on his passport.

(Source: Times of India)


4. Cop Suspended for Torturing Man, Demanding Rs 70,000

Prakash Rathod was suspended as constable of Kagdapith Police Station on Tuesday after he allegedly assaulted a man accused of gambling – Umesh Solanki – and demanded Rs 70,000 bribe from him.

According to senior police sources an FIR has been registered against three policemen from Kagdapith Police Station for the same offence. The two other cops are yet to identified by the 34-year-old Solanki.

According to Solanki he was picked up by two cops from near his house and taken to Kagdapith police station on 4 December. According to the FIR he was made to stand against a tree where Prakash Rathod and another cop thrashed him with a plastic pipe, injuring him severely.

(Source: Times of India)

5. Ponzi Scamster Ashok Jadeja’s Aide Arrested

Mukesh Katara, a resident of Shyamvilla Green in New Naroda, was arrested for his alleged involvement in the second Ponzi scheme launched by Ashok Jadeja after he was bailed out from the first one. Jadeja had allegedly siphoned off crores from his fellow community members across the country in 2009.

A week ago, Ashok Jadeja and three of his accomplices were arrested for reviving a ponzi scheme this time named as Blue Diamond. Jadeja has swindled several members of the Charra community by floating a ponzi scheme in 2009.

Jadeja and his accomplice Praveen Rathod alias Popat were arrested by Sarkhej Police in a car loaded with cash near Shyamal Crossroads.

(Source: Times of India)

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