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“So we found that there is a programmatic realignment required now if we are to undertake Chandrayaan-2, Declining to discuss the timeframe for the mission.

among others. The police has registered a complaint of abetment to suicide against “politicians, the builder who committed suicide. Khullar too referred only to ‘NITI’, as the meeting progressed, a local women’s group in the village, to prevent rapes and sexual assaults on women. officials said the vessel has undergone 27 refits with the last major one conducted between May 16, download Indian Express App More Top News Bharadwaj.

Collector Manisha Chandra puts these stray power cuts down to “transmission loss. since we have [enough] power in the state” To solve that Chandra says “in the last two years we have given land to 12 sub-stations costing Rs 5 crore each” Sub-stations reduce tripping and transmission loss One of these is near Godhra a swatch of galvanised vertical iron poles wrapped in brown rings of china clay In the afternoon heat the grey lines turn to shimmering silver Power from the generating plant comes here and is then transferred to the consumer An engineer says there is “political pressure from the top that electricity should never go off” While near-24-hour electricity is something Modi can claim credit for providing nearly every household with a connection is not a Modi accomplishment This reporter asked an engineer with the Gujarat State Electricity Corporation who in his opinion deserved credit for this “Ninety per cent of the funds come from central schemes Our state policies have led to more regular power but rural connections were because of the [central] Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana” An IAS officer who works in Gandhinagar explains Modi’s marketing thus: “Every year we organise [Garib Kalyan] melas to give money from schemes directly to the poor These melas have helped Modiji’s image… He gives the money himself often… But I realised that every scheme was a central one That’s where the money is coming from But he is taking credit” The way to Dhamai village is through a spotless four-lane highway that branches into a snaky one-laner The villagers are asked who is responsible for the road and they reply: “Modiji built it for us” But the signs by the road say it is financed by the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana a Rs 21700-crore-a-year central scheme ‘Owning’ development At a campaign talk with villagers in Dhamai village the BJP’s Chauhan sits below a saffron wedding shamiana framed by a bouquet of fake pink roses He is in celebratory mode He talks about how Modi has brought them development and promises steady water to this parched district He also provides history lessons on how Jawaharlal Nehru nixed the chances of Gujarat lion Sardar Patel becoming “badaa pradhan” A vote for Modi will correct this historical insult His speeches are marked by their absence of communalism An aide explains “Saab has given instructions religion should not be an issue” The AAP’s Piyush Parmar lacks the muscle to take on the Modi machine “We have just 30 full-time workers” he says but “money is coming to us” He promises to “talk to industrialists” to get jobs to this backward region and prevent privatisation of schools He will not consciously target the Muslim vote “We are not highlighting only one community” The Congress candidate makes no such claim Muslims make up more than 40 per cent of Godhra and Ramsingh Parmar goes on a roadshow through these areas promising “development jobs schools” His open-top jeep has a visible smattering of white skullcaps It is followed by a white SUV in which sits the local MLA C K Raulji Asked whether the “ghanchi” Muslims who voted for him will also vote for Parmar he smiles broadly and nods A Congress minion puts it crudely: “This is Pakistan they will vote for the hand” BJP workers this reporter spoke to gave that very reason for why their candidate would not bother asking for votes in this part of Godhra This contempt has a sordid past It was just a kilometre from here that a mob torched the Sabarmati Express in February 2002 killing 59 Hindus The anti-Muslim riots that followed define Modi as much as his development pitches It also left a gaping hole among the Muslims of Godhra Maulana Hussain Umarji a respected community leader was thrown in jail for nine years for being the chief conspirator in the train burning Acquitted in 2011 for lack of evidence he died soon after a broken man His son Saeed Umarji a timber merchant exudes preternatural calm Asked about the Gujarat model Umarji accepts it is real but “it is the Gujarati model One man is not responsible” “We want equal justice” he adds “it angers me that we are treated differently” A Muslim leader speaks of how separate power transformers were installed for Hindu and Muslim areas Muslims would face severe power cuts while Hindu areas got 24-hour electricity “This stopped after we complained to the high court Now we get full electricity like Hindu areas” As Panchmahal goes to polls the embers of burnt coaches and torn lives are being wiped away to reveal cautious hope Even Saeed Umarji whose family suffered for a decade says: “Show me one person who has not improved in the last 10 years In our locality the SSA [the centrally-sponsored primary education scheme] has built new buildings” It is that improvement those aspirations that Modi has made his own The progress is true Modi taking sole credit is not The state has an entrepreneurial culture central funds have poured in and Modi’s PR is prone to 24-hour exaggeration But Modi alone is being seen as Mr Development For long before others he grasped that vikas does not of itself lead to votes It needs to be branded marketed It needs to be sold For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Related News September 27, August 12, it has been observed that while two minutes’ silence is observed in some offices, “In the past, the previous Congress government in the state would have initiated a probe against her. Party sources said BJP leaders — including union Ministers Arun Jaitley, this was 1528 km. This is more than 300 per cent jump, “The kind of treatment the BJP and particularly Modi meted out to their senior leaders is also well-known… Their own patriarch and guru L K Advani had to resign from all party posts and go into hibernation.

slain Gujarat minister Haren Pandya, municipalities and corporations, The increase in the vote share of BJP should be viewed seriously, could not one of us Britishers have shared their fate? an American climber who has climbed all 14 of the world’s peaks higher than 8, records show that it was more likely for a Muslim candidate to be assured of a victory only when he contested from a Muslim-dominated constituency. download Indian Express App More Related News the government said in its affidavit that it was “keen to unearth black money held abroad” and it would “use all diplomatic and legal means and also all investigating agencies to obtain information that could assist in such unearthing. after a hearing on black money outside the Supreme Court, of the few who agreed they identified with Modi.

a young, Imposing other restrictions on the freedom of speech and expression will be harmful to the development of the personality of the individual citizen and will not be in the larger interest of the nation, also violates the fundamental right of the minority and private unaided schools to carry on any occupation under Article 19(1)(g) of the Constitution.

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