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Patidars Disrupt CM, BJP Chief’s Events in Gujarat; 37 Detained

Rupani was in Atkot village in Jasdan taluka to lay the foundation stone of a private hospital and medical college.

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Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani&nbsp;was present in one of the events in Atkot village. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/<a href="https://twitter.com/vijayrupanibjp/media">Vijay Rupani</a>)

Days after Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) created a ruckus at BJP chief Amit Shah’s event, in Surat, members of the same outfit tried to disrupt two separate events on Sunday. Gujarat Chief Minister, Vijay Rupani was present in one of the events while state BJP chief Jitu Vaghani was present in the other.

While police detained as many as 26 PAAS members for trying to raise slogans at Rupani’s event in Jasdan taluka, in Rajkot district, they took into custody 11 other members at Vaghani’s event in Bhavnagar city.

Rupani was in Atkot village in Jasdan taluka to lay the foundation stone of a private hospital and medical college.

We detained 26 members of PAAS when they tried to shout slogans like ‘Jai Sardar, Jai Patidar’ at Chief Minister’s programme. They were trying to disrupt the CM’s speech. They were kept at Jasdan police station for nearly five hours..
Police Official

During his address, Rupani reiterated his government’s commitment towards supply of water, electricity, and agricultural services for farmers in the state.

He said the state will benefit from the Saurastra Narmada Avataran Irrigation (Sauni) Yojana, recently launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and added the Centre’s farm loan scheme will also prove to be beneficial to farmers

The programme was also attended by spiritual leader, Morari Bapu as well as some state ministers. A group of Patidars also felicitated the guests on the occasion.

(With inputs from PTI)

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