Articles tagged under: Morarji Desai
August 07, 2020
New Delhi: Senior leader and Rajya Sabha member Dr. Subramanian Swamy had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking Surat international airport in Gujarat to be renamed after late Prime Minister Bharat Ratna Morarji Desai.
Union Civil Aviation minister Hardeep S Puri has in reply to Dr. Swamy's letter said that appropriate action on naming and renaming of airport can be taken after a resolution proposing same is passed in the State assembly.
Puri in his reply to Swamy's l...Read More
March 09, 2020
Valsad: Senior leader and Rajya Sabha member Dr. Subramanian Swamy has in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanded that Surat international airport should be named after later Prime Minister Morarji Desai. Swamy was recently in native Valsad district of South Gujarat to deliver a speech on Morarji Desai. In a video below, Swamy speaks about Morarji Desai in an interaction.
February 28, 2020
Gandhinagar: Gujarat CM Rupani will on Saturday pay visit to South Gujarat to pay respect to proud son of Gujarat, former late Prime Minister Shri Morarji Desai.
Rupani will unveil Desai's man-size statue and plaque at Bhadeli, the birth place of Desai in Valsad district of South Gujarat.
Rupani will also dedicate Morarji Desai community hall at Bhadeli. He will visit the garden in Bhadeli and also the school where Morarji Desai had primary education.
Rupani will also attend a stage ...Read More
August 23, 2019
Mumbai: The Bombay high court has dismissed a petition seeking revokation of the Bharat Ratna awarded to former Prime Minister (late) Morarji Desai.
The petitioner, advocate Janardan Jaiswal, said that the Desai should not have been awarded Bharat Ratna as he never bestowed the “Padma” awards on anyone during his tenure as PM. The court imposed a penalty of Rs 50,000 on advocate Jaiswal for filing a “frivolous” petition.
A division bench of Chief Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Just...Read More
October 22, 2018
Gandhinagar: A Gujarati news channel has broadcasted it and number of people have tweeted, retweeted, liked it, posted it on Facebook and shared it online, but the video is fake.
A video has some people playing Raas, a traditional dance of Gujarat which is played along with Garba during nine-night festival of Navratri every year.
It is claimed that a person playing Dandiya with Gandhi topi headgear in video is former Prime Minister Morarji Desai. It is also claimed that video is from Bha...Read More
August 18, 2017
Gandhinagar: Gujarat BJP today strongly protested Congress-ruled Karnataka government's decision to rename 100 Morarji Desai residential schools in the state as Indra Gandhi residential schools.
State BJP president Jitubhai Vaghani today said that Congress has once again displayed its anti-Gujarat and anti-Gujarati mentality by issuing a notification to rename Morarjibhai Desai schools as Indira Gandhi schools.
"Gujarat is proud of Shri Morarjibhai Desai during whose rule, the country ...Read More
January 02, 2017
Japan K Pathak, Ahmedabad: Veteran political journalist Vijay Sanghvi who had been on the "Congress beat" for more than four decades in Delhi, in 2006 came with a book 'Congress - Indira to Sonia Gandhi'. In this book, Sanghvi mentioned an interesting reference to Indira Gandhi led Congress party's worries regarding parking of cash fund of her party and Morarji Desai's demonetisation move. The excerpt of Sanghvi's book is presented below:
......Rumours were floating in the capital that the Jan...Read More
July 11, 2015
Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today inaugurated Rs 7 crore museum dedicated to former Prime Minister of India and son of Gujarat Shri Morarji Desai in Valsad town of south Gujarat. The latest digital technology has been used in this museum in which there's also a section on common virtues between Morarji Desai and Narendra Modi. The museum has been built under Swarnim model town scheme by Valsad Municipality.
April 30, 2015
The airport in Surat is likely to get the name of Late Prime Minister Shri Morarji Desai. According to reports, Prime Minister office itself has moved the process in this regard, and after all procedures in Civil Aviation Ministry in Delhi, the airport will be given name as 'Morarji Desai Domestic Airport Surat'. At the same time, Porbandar airport will be named as 'Mahatma Gandhi Domestic Airport.
It should be mentioned that Morarji Desai was only Gujarati Prime Minister other than...Read More
December 29, 2014
Former Prime Minister Morarji Desai's home town Valsad will have a museum dedicated to Desai. The museum is likely to be opened by Gujarat Chief Minister in February. The museum has been developed by local municipality at a cost of Rs. 4 crore. The museum will have hundreds of pictures of Morarji Desai. it will also have audio-visual facility. Municipality is planning to introduce entry-free to generate fund for maintenance of the museum.
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