Gangs and ‘bhais’ to play their role in Gujarat polls
Porbandar: Gangs and musclemen could play a dominant role in elections in some assembly constituencies of Bhavnagar, Porbandar, the birthplace of apostle of non-violence Mahatma Gandhi, and Rajkot districts of Saurashtra region of Gujarat.
Porbandar has been a hotbed of criminal activities in recent times where late Santokben Jadeja had emerged as `Godmother'. Ganglords of Porbandar are once again are in electoral fray. Another constituency where political power has been shaped by violent means is Gondal in Rajkot district.
And Gujarat minister of state for Fisheries Purshottam Solanki, who is contesting from Bhavnagar rural seat, has courted controversy for his alleged links with the underworld. Solanki, a dominant leader of Koli community and an accused in 1993 Mumbai communal riots, is known as ‘bhai’ among his followers. Recently, he was alleged to be involved in a Rs400-crore fishing contract scam, for which the state Governor has given sanctions for his prosecution.
However, he has a different take on this. "Since the time you have been electing me, are you not feeling safe and free? Do you face any kind of threat or harassment from anyone?" Solanki had said when he addressed his first election rally at Haatab village after filing his nomination papers.
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy criticised the Aam Aadmi Party for taking support from the Congress. Swamy said that the AAP has committed suicide by opting for an alliance with the Congress.
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