Articles tagged under: Koli community

Former MLA Shamji Chauhan rejoins BJP, Lodhika taluka panchayat now BJP ruled

March 30, 2019
Former MLA Shamji Chauhan rejoins BJP, Lodhika taluka panchayat now BJP ruled

Gandhinagar: Former parliamentary secretary and Koli community leader Shamjibhai Chauhan today rejoined ruling Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) in presence of Chief Minister Vijay Rupani at State party headquarters Kamalm here. Shamjibhai joined BJP with other Koli community leaders from Surendranagar district namely Vaghjibhai, Hematbhai, Nathabhai and large number of his supporters. Shamjibhai had left BJP when he was denied assembly ticket. He had joined Congress and worked for Congress candidates...Read More

Savarkundla taluka Congress chief Malani, former MLA Shamji Chauhan leave Congress

March 28, 2019
Savarkundla taluka Congress chief Malani, former MLA Shamji Chauhan leave Congress

Gandhinagar: Savarkundla taluka Congress chief Deepak Malani has resigned from Congress party and joined BJP. Malani was upset with leader of opposition and Amreli district Congress leader Paresh Dhanani. In another development, Shamji Chauhan who was seeking ticket to contest from Surendranagar Lok Sabha seat today resigned from Congress party. He said he was planning to contest as independent candidate. Chauhan who is former Chotila MLA said he would work to defeat Congress on all Koli communi...Read More

Who is Dr. Mahendra Munjapara, a surprise name in BJP LS candidate list for Gujarat

March 23, 2019
Who is Dr. Mahendra Munjapara, a surprise name in BJP LS candidate list for Gujarat

Surendranagar: Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) today announced a list of 15 candidates for Lok Sabha general elections in Gujarat. Of them 14 are sitting MPs who are repeated while only one is a new face. He is Dr. Mahendra Kalubhai Munjapara, a candidate declared for Surendranagar Lok Sabha seat. Munjapara whose name has come as surprise is practicing doctor and central council member of Indian Medical Association. Born in 1968 he lives in Wadhwan town located at district headquarter...Read More

PM addresses Koli community mahasammelan at Chotila via video; stresses focus on education for speedy progress of community

February 02, 2019
PM addresses Koli community mahasammelan at Chotila via video; stresses focus on education for speedy progress of community

Surendranagar: Addressing a Mahasammelan of Koli community at Chotila in Surendranagar district today afternoon via video, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked Koli community members to focus on education for progress. PM pointed out that a section of Koli community is still in backward condition in terms of education and that affects capability of getting good jobs and earn employment. It is collective responsibility of community members to march ahead and work in this direction. He sai...Read More

Kunvarji Bavaliya meets PM Narendra Modi; says several Congress leaders wishing to join BJP in his contact

January 01, 2019
Kunvarji Bavaliya meets PM Narendra Modi; says several Congress leaders wishing to join BJP in his contact

Gandhinagar: Cabinet minister Kunvarji Bavaliya today said he is not going to contest the Lok Sabha election this year. He said his impact will be felt on 16 of total 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat. He said some Congress leaders were in his contact and they wished to join BJP. Bavaliya said this after returning from Delhi. Bavaliya yesterday cancelled his scheduled engagements in his constituency town Vinchhiya and left for Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Prime Minister tw...Read More

Mahuva town continues to observe strike after VHP leader’s brutal murder; four arrested on remand, Morari Bapu visits victim’s family

October 26, 2018
Mahuva town continues to observe strike after VHP leader’s brutal murder; four arrested on remand, Morari Bapu visits victim’s family

Mahuva: Mahuva town in Bhavnagar district continued to observe strike today against brutal murder of chief of local unit of Vishwa Hindu Parishad(VHP) and young Koli community leader Jayesh Gujariya. The situation in town is tense but in control. Major markets including diamond industry continued to observe strike today after a long funeral procession yesterday which was attended by thousands of people. Ram kathakar Shri Morari Bapu visited Jayesh's family and conducted Ram dhun. Guj...Read More

Two Banaskantha Congress leaders join BJP; former Rajkot Mayor rejoins Congress along with former MLA of Chotila

August 14, 2018
Two Banaskantha Congress leaders join BJP; former Rajkot Mayor rejoins Congress along with former MLA of Chotila

Gandhinagar/Ahmedabad: District Panchayat member and Congress leader from northern Gujarat district Banaskantha joined the BJP today along with district general secretary of party Haresh Joshi. Their induction took place at the state BJP headquarters in Gandhinagar today in presence of party leader KC Patel, Shambhuprasad Tundiya among others. In another development, former Mayor of Rajkot Ashok Dangar rejoined Congress party. Dangar had joined BJP in November 2012 claiming that he was feeli...Read More

Bavalia on his choice of portfolios, Parshottam Solanki, impact in LS election and more

July 03, 2018
Bavalia on his choice of portfolios, Parshottam Solanki, impact in LS election and more

Rajkot: Kunvarji Bavalia who took oath as minister after quitting Congress today morning, in reply to media's query regarding possible portfolios he could be assigned by Chief Minister said, 'I am from Education field, if you look at rural background it's Water supply and Irrigation and at the same time I will also address the issue related to OBC community.' Bavalia said he has been invited to state cabinet tomorrow. When asked against Congress's claim that party had given a lot to him,...Read More

Bavalia participates in community meet, Chotila MLA, ex-MLA also present

June 24, 2018

Bichiya (Gujarat): Aggrieved senior Congress leader and MLA in Gujarat Kuwarji Bavliya participated in a so-called community harmony conference (Samrasta Sammelan)of his Koli community here in his constituency Jasdan under Rajkot district. Apart from Bavliya, who recently had a meeting with Rahul Gandhi regarding alleged ignore of him and other senior party leaders in the state, appealed those present in the conference to sort-out the petty differences in the community and w...Read More

Sulking Congress leader Bavaliya meets Rahul in Delhi, says no plans to quit congress ‘as of now’

June 22, 2018
Sulking Congress leader Bavaliya meets Rahul in Delhi, says no plans to quit congress ‘as of now’

Rajkot/New Delhi: 'Aggrieved' Senior Congress leader and MLA from Jasdan in Gujarat, Kuvarji Bavaliya today had a meeting with party president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi in presence of state in-charge Rajiv Satav. Bavaliya later said that he had two agendas for the meeting. One was about the meeting of leaders of Koli community from poll-bound Rajasthan, MP and Chattisgarh with Gandhi and second one was about the issue of ignoring of several senior party leaders in Gujarat. ...Read More