The workers were in the dyeing factory, located in Sachin industrial area, when the incident took place, Surat Municipal Corporation’s (SMC) in-charge chief fire officer Basant Pareek said.
The paper leak case will be tried in a fast track court to ”set an example”, Sanghavi told reporters in Gandhinagar after a meeting with Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel.
With this, Gujarat now has three patients of Omicron, classified as a ‘variant of concern’ by the WHO after it was detected in Africa last month.
A former MP and OBC community leader from North Gujarat, Jagdish Thakor, as the president and MLA Sukhram Rathva as the Leader of Opposition (LOP) in the state.
On Monday, Chief Judicial Magistrate A N Dave asked Gandhi to appear on October 29 to record his statement further, after the testimony of two new witnesses were taken since the Congress leader last appeared before the court on June 24 this year.
The meeting will be attended by important leaders of the state including president, working president and other office bearers of the party. Sources said that this will be a feedback session to take stock of the state organisation which has not been able to defeat BJP in the state.
In the 182-member Gujarat Assembly, BJP enjoys a majority with 112 seats. Paatil, while addressing BJP workers in Himmatnagar town in north Gujarat on Monday, indicated that at least 30 sitting MLAs would ”retire” the next year and make way for new faces.
He said despite having been a common party worker, the Congress party trusted him with the responsibility and it would be his resolve that a change comes in Gujarat.
This was the first major election after Bhupendra Patel took charge as the chief minister of Gujarat.
A total of 24 ministers took oath on Thursday as part of the Gujarat Cabinet’s swearing-in ceremony. Gujarat Governor Acharya Devvrat administered the oath to the newly inducted ministers at Raj Bhawan in Gandhinagar.
According to sources, the swearing-in has been scheduled accordingly, so that the new ministers may take charge immediately and execute the plans. Just like the swearing-in ceremony of the CM, this too will be held at the Raj Bhavan.
According to the NDRF officials, the teams have been stationed in Morbi, Gandhi Nagar, Jamnagar, DevBhumi Dwarka, Porbandar, Junagarh, Gir Somnath, Amreli, Botad Bayad, Bhavnagar, Valsad, Navsari, Surat and Vadodara.
The ceremony is expected to take place around 3 p.m. Patel would be the 17th Chief Minister of Gujarat.
Patel (59), who was unanimously elected BJP legislature party leader on Sunday, will be sworn in as the state’s 17th chief minister at 2.20 pm, an official said.
Patel, while addressing people during a function in Mehsana town on Sunday evening, also said in a lighter vein that he was not the only one who had missed the bus as there were ”many others” like him.
Patel was accompanied by the central and state leaders, including Rupani, observers sent by the central BJP, Union ministers Narendrasinh Tomar and Prahlad Joshi, state BJP in-charge Bhupendra Yadav, state BJP president C R Paatil, among others.
The meet is expected to finalise the name of the new Chief Minister of Gujarat after Vijay Rupani stepped down from the post on Saturday.
Union Minister Amit Shah is most likely to join the legislature party meeting along with central observers. The meeting is to be held at state BJP HQ at Kamalam.
In March, the saffron party replaced Uttarkhand then chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat with Lok Sabha member Tirath Singh Rawat.
Bharat Singh Solanki, former Union Minister and Congress leader said, “Rupani failed to provide relief during Covid and we demand Nitin Patel should also be removed as he has also failed to work in the interest of the people.”
Rupani’s resignation drew questions from the opposition, with Congress working president Hardik Patel claiming that it reflects the BJP’s lack of confidence in their own chief minister.
Justice N.V. Anjaria ordered the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Institute of Technology (SVNIT) to readmit the students.
As many as 8,14,932 people have recovered from the disease so far in the state. A total of 10,076 people succumbed to COVID-19 in the state.
The court has banned filing of the FIR saying that it cannot be done unless it was proved that the girl was falsely implicated.
As per an official release, Governor Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will unfurl the tricolour at Junagadh on Sunday and address the people of the state.