Gujarat 2022: BJP’s historic victory, Morbi bridge accident, Bilkis Bano case made headlines


AHMEDABAD: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) received a report 156 seats in Gujarat meeting elections, loss of life of 135 folks in Morbi bridge collapse and untimely launch of 11 convicts serving life time period in Bilkis Bano case in 2022. Be mentioned within the state.

The BJP received the meeting elections within the state for the seventh time in a row, boosting the morale of the get together forward of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. Within the meeting elections, the Congress received solely 17 seats, whereas the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which is making an attempt its luck within the state for the primary time, received 5 seats. The British-era bridge over the Machchu river in Gujarat’s Morbi district collapsed on October 30 and 135 folks, together with ladies and kids, misplaced their lives within the accident.

Regardless of prohibition in Gujarat, 50 folks died in July in Botad district after ingesting spurious liquor. In a authorized quandary, a courtroom within the state in February sentenced a report 38 folks to loss of life and life imprisonment to 11 others for the 2008 serial blasts in Ahmedabad. 56 folks had been killed in these bomb blasts. The 2002 communal riots in Gujarat resurfaced 20 years later when 11 life convicts serving life sentences for gang-raping Bilkis Bano and killing her relations had been launched from jail in August .

This matter caught a lot that now it has reached the Supreme Court docket. The apex courtroom upheld the clear chit given by the Particular Investigation Staff (SIT) to senior authorities officers, together with present Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and 63 others within the 2002 Gujarat riots. Subsequently, the police arrested social activist Teesta Setalvad and Indian Police Service (IPS) officers R.Okay. B. Sreekumar and Sanjeev Bhatt had been arrested in June.

On the social entrance, police publicly thrashed youths of the Muslim group in Undhela village after they allegedly pelted stones at a garba program in October. Faculty pupil Greeshma Vekaria was murdered in broad daylight by Fenil Goyani in entrance of her relations in Surat, making a sensation within the metropolis. Goyani’s love proposal was rejected by the coed. Safety companies seized narcotics value crores of rupees in Gujarat this yr, bringing to fore the rising smuggling of banned substances within the state.

Heroin value Rs 1430 crore was seized from Kandla port in April. In the identical month, the Indian Coast Guard seized a Pakistani boat carrying heroin value Rs 280 crore and arrested 9 crew members. Heroin value Rs 376 crore was seized in July close to Mundra port. The difficulty of unlawful immigration from Gujarat to the US got here to the fore after the loss of life of 4 members of a household in Digucha village on the Canada-US border in January. Jagdish Patel, his spouse and two kids died in Canada after being caught in icy climate simply meters from the US border. After the incident, the police took motion towards a number of brokers concerned in unlawful human trafficking.

The state was additionally within the information this yr for visits by international guests, with in April the then British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visiting the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad from the place Mahatma Gandhi led the independence motion. Johnson was the primary British Prime Minister to go to the Sabarmati Ashram. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited Modhera, India’s first solar-powered village in October. Gandhinagar hosted the ‘Defence Expo’ for the primary time in October, which showcased indigenous protection manufacturing capabilities and attracted big investments.

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