Ahmedabad: The opposition Congress on Saturday mentioned it might restore the title of the Narendra Modi Stadium in Motera space of Ahmedabad as Sardar Patel Stadium if voted to energy in upcoming Gujarat elections. In its ballot manifesto, the Congress additionally mentioned it might revoke the remission granted by the state authorities to 11 convicts within the 2002 Bilkis Bano case permitting their untimely launch from jail. The 11 males convicted within the case walked out of the Godhra sub-jail on August 15. The manifesto was launched by Rajasthan Chief Minister and Congress’ senior observer for Gujarat polls Ashok Gehlot right here on the social gathering headquarters. “Immediately, some activists from Karamsad city (the native place of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel), gave us a memorandum demanding that the stadium be renamed Sardar Patel Stadium which was its authentic title. We promise the stadium will probably be renamed as Sardar Patel Stadium within the first Cupboard assembly of our authorities,” mentioned Congress manifesto committee chairman Dipak Babaria.
Speaking to reporters, senior Congress chief Madhusudan Mistry mentioned Sardar Patel’s stature was a lot greater than PM Modi and the latter ought to be ashamed of renaming the stadium after himself.
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“PM Modi modified the title of the stadium as a result of he desires to place himself on par with Sardar Patel. Although the prime minister compares himself with Patel, he stands nowhere compared to Sardar Patel. We are going to change the title of the stadium within the first Cupboard assembly,” Mistry added.
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Hitting again at Congress, Bharatiya Janata Social gathering’s nationwide spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi mentioned the opposition social gathering has no ethical proper to speak about Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who was the primary Residence Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of unbiased India.
“Regardless of Sardar Patel being everybody’s alternative, Jawaharlal Nehru grew to become the prime minister after independence. Congress didn’t begin any scheme after Patel for the primary 8 to 10 years. They began it solely after 1958-60. And I don’t keep in mind if any Congress chief has but visited the Statue of Unity, constructed as a tribute to Sardar Patel by PM Modi,” Trivedi advised reporters in Gandhinagar.
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The Congress additionally promised ten lakh jobs in authorities and semi-government departments, free medical remedy of as much as Rs 10 lakh, LPG cylinders at Rs 500 and 300 models of free electrical energy each month.
The social gathering, which has been out of energy in Gujarat for greater than twenty years, additionally promised unemployment allowance of Rs 3,000 monthly, Rs 2,000 pension to divyangs, widows, senior residents and needy ladies, and waiver of loans of as much as Rs 3 lakh of all fishermen, amongst different issues.
Elections to the 182-member Meeting in Gujarat will probably be held in two phases – on December 1 and 5. The counting of votes will probably be taken up on December 8.
The Congress has to date introduced candidates for 68 of 89 seats for the primary section.