Happiness at Sidsar, Bhavnagar

Happiness:  is such a complex term. But things that seem simple to us may give extra ordinary happiness to others.  This is what I experienced yesterday. At village Sidsar in Bhavnagar. About 300 families who had been relocated from some other area, all of them poorer than anyone who is lucky enough to read this […]

I love India

On the occasion of our republic day, I was thinking, India is such a wonderful country. Our constitution is so very unique. Of course, it would be my hypocrisy to say that “AAAL is Well” as per the Indian Constitution. No, still we do have untouchability, we do have discrimination but we are trying and […]

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Article on Compulsory Vote

Link to the Article Published in Economic Times (English, All Editions) on dt 25/12/2009 Another attention-grabbing trick from Modi THE decision to make voting compulsory in local body elections in Gujarat is yet another gimmick by Narendra Modi. In a democracy, how can anything, even voting be forced? India’s is the world’s largest and most […]

A true Indian

A true Indian, whose intentions can never be questioned. As Sonia Gandhiji completes her 64th birthday, it takes me back to the days when the main opposition in the parliament created noise and tried to carry here message of a ‘Videshi” bahu. But the opposition’s opinion just remained a noise and the people of this […]

ઉંઝામાં ઉમિયા માનો અદભૂત ઉત્સવ

ઉંઝા ખાતે ૧૮મી શતાબ્દી રજત જયંતી મહોત્સવ સન-૨૦૦૯, ઉમિયા માતાજીના સાનિધ્યમાં યોજાઈ ગયો. ઉમિયા માતાજીના પ્રાંગણમાં કડવા પાટીદાર સમાજ તરફથી યોજાયેલો આ મહોત્સવ ઐતિહાસિક અને અદભૂત હતો. મહોત્સવના મુખ્ય મહેમાન તરીકે ઉપસ્થિત રહેવાનું મને સૌભાગ્ય પ્રાપ્ત થયું હતું. રાજકીય માણસ સામાન્ય રીતે માઈક્રોફોનની સામે આવે એટલે સલાહ અને ઉપદેશ આપ્યા વગર રહી શકે નહિ પરંતુ, […]

Does Gujarat need such representatives?

Even as the people of the country sit back and look at the rich heritage and the architectural beauty of India during the heritage week celebrations, the people are also being informed about some of the great people of Gujarat who became part of history and for their developmental movements. History has it that people […]

Indira Gandhi’s Photos

Multimillion rupee Boribandh racket of Modi government

Gujarati Version Press Note 13.11.09 OFFICE OF THE LEADER OF OPPOSITION Gujarat Vidhansabha, Gandhinagar. Press Note:                                                                           13.11.2009 Multimillion rupee Boribandh racket of Modi government Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly Shaktisinh Gohil today exposed a multi million rupee racket in the Rural Employment Scheme. Gujarat Government made payments to fake dealer for material […]

GUJCOCO a politically motivated legislation

 Gujarat Control of Organised Crime Bill is again in news. Governor has forwarded it to the President of India. The way it was passed by Gujarat Assembly without paying any heed to the suggestions for change in the earlier Bill made Governor not give his assent to the document. He has preferred the second option […]

Good morning from Girnar!

Am in Junagadh. From my room at Manoranjan Government Guest House,  Mt Girnar looked beautiful. Its not usual that I get up early but today when I did (before 7 am),  the Sun was playing hide and seek. Beautiful sight to see the Sun gradually Rise from the Mountains, this misty morning. Very tranquil.   […]

31st. October: Sardar Ko Salam, Indirajika Smaran

Come October 31, we have functions to mark events relating to two great personalities who have played very important role in the making of India. They are Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and Mrs Indira Gandhi. Like many other friends in public life, I also have to attend functions involving these two leaders at some places as […]


Gujarat is a region of truth and non violence. Mahamta Gandhi’s legacy of truth and non violence has been assaulted by Modi Narendra every now and then, Now his latest lie has been exposed. It is shameful for a Chief Minister to have a country issue an advertisement disowning the claims made by him. Modi […]

શુભ દિપાવલી

દિપાવલી પર્વ નિમિત્તે આપને તથા આપના પરિવારને તમામ પ્રકારે સુખ શાંતિ અને સમૃદ્ધિ પ્રાપ્ત થાય તેવી શુભ કામનાઓ પાઠવું છું. સ્નેહાધિન, શક્તિસિંહ ગોહિલ વિરોધપક્ષનાં નેતા, ગુજરાત

CM’ Gujarat’s bogus propaganda on BRTS

OFFICE OF THE LEADER OF OPPOSITION Gujarat Vidhansabha, Gandhinagar. Press Note:                                                                  14.10.2009 The Centre has given Rs.114 crore for the BRTS project of Ahmedabad Last year under JnNURM scheme just four Gujarat cities got grant of Rs.49,769.32 lakh. BJP ruled NDA government did not give a single rupee for urban development under JnNURM or any […]