Articles tagged under: Somabhai Patel

Limbdi by-poll result reflects defeat of caste politics in rural Gujarat once again

June 05, 2013

Surendranagar, 5 June 2013 The defeat of Surendranagar Congress MP Somabhai Patel's son is actually a defeat of casteism, and people of Gujarat deserve pat on their back for it. Koli community voters enjoy majority presence in Limbdi assembly area. BJP candidate Kiritsinh Rana was from Kshatriya community, while rival Congress candidate was from Koli community. Congress was hoping to win the seat through Koli card, because as per the traditional political arithmeti...Read More

Ahead of Limbdi by-poll another former Congress MLA joins BJP

May 22, 2013

Ahmedabad, DeshGujarat, 22 May 2013 Devjibhai Fatepara, former MLA of Congress party from Surendranagar district today joined BJP with his supporters. Devjibhai Fatepara was candidate of Congress party in last year's Gujarat assembly elections from Surendranagar district's Chotila seat. He was defeated by rival BJP candidate. An aggressive Congress MLA in last Vidhan sabha term Devjibhai was seen always in front row during slogan shouting events in assembly sessions. De...Read More

Somabhai Patel resigns from Limbdi assembly seat(Video)

January 03, 2013

Ahmedabad, 3 January 2013 Somabhai Patel, a Lok Sabha MP of Surendranagar seat in Gujarat has taken a decision to resign from Limbdi assembly seat. Somabhai was elected as Lok Sabha MP in 2009 general elections. On party's order, he later contested from Limbdi assembly seat in recently concluded Gujarat elections. Somabhai had to take decision on whether to hold assembly seat or Lok Sabha seat. In consultation with the party high command in Delhi, he has finally taken a decis...Read More

Decision on Radadia, Soma Ganda in three days

December 31, 2012

Ahmedabad, 31 December 2012 Gujarat Congress's two members of parliament will have to take decision on whether to continue as MLA of Gujarat assembly or as MP in Lok Sabha before 3 January 2013. Congress party had fielded three Gujarat MPs in the assembly elections. While Porbandar MP Vitthal Radadia contested from Dhoraji seat, Surendranagar MP Somabhai Patel contested from Limbdi assembly seat. The third was Rajkot MP Kunvarji Bavalia who contested from Botad seat. Whi...Read More

Gujarat Congress MP alleges his own party, makes casteist remark against Narendra Modi(Video)

November 08, 2012

Ahmedabad, 8 November 2012 Congress MP from Surendranagar, Soma Ganda Patel today crosses all limits of decency by making casteist remark referring to Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Shri Modi hails from Ghanchi community of Other Backward Class(OBC). Soma Ganda in his speech called Modi a Ghanchi in bad taste. In the video clip presented above you can also watch a goof up of Soma Ganda. Soma Ganda alleged his own party Congress for selling pasture land to industries....Read More

Police raid on gambling den: Congress MP’s son, seven others held

July 30, 2012

Ahmedabad, 30 July 2012 Ahmedabad district police's Local Crime Branch(LCB) on Sunday arrested Congress Member of parliament (MP) Shri Somabhai Patel's son and seven others in gambling case. The police, acting on a tip-off raided a farm house near Thorimubarak village in Viramgam belt where Pramod alias Lalo Somabhai Koli Patel(42) son of Surendranagar MP Somabhai Patel, Hanif Usmanbhai Tai, Manish Jivanlal Thakkar, Hiren Harjivanbhai Mistry, Aiyub Anwarbhai Mandli, Balde...Read More