Gujarat: Face of farmers' protests against bullet train joins BJP
AHMEDABAD: Gujarat farmer leader Jayesh Patel, who has been at the forefront of protests against the upcoming Bullet Train project, on Monday joined the BJP.
Patel said affected farmers had never been against development and he realised that dialogue with the go nment is a better way to resolve issues.
He was welcomed in the party at its headquarters in Gandhinagar by state unit chief CR Paatil and minister Ganpat Vasava.
在Gandhinagar的人民党总部，他受到了邦主管CR Paatil和部长Ganpat Vasava的欢迎。
Surat-based Patel, a prominent name in the cooperative sector in south Gujarat, heads Dakshin Gujarat Khedut Samaaj.
来自苏拉特的帕特尔是南古吉拉特邦合作部门的知名人物，领导Dakshin Gujarat Khedut Samaaj组织。
Several protests were held by farmers under Patel in Surat, Navsari and Valsad districts demanding better compensation for their land being acquired for the ambitious project that aims to connect Mumbai with Ahmedabad.
Farmers had also filed petitions in the Gujarat High Court against land acquisition.
These petitions were, however, discarded by the HC last year.
"I realised that instead of agitation, farmers' issues can be resolved in a much better way by holding talks with the go nment. I am confident that my step to join the BJP will eventually benefit farmers," Patel told reporters.
He said farmers had been mainly demanding higher compensation for their land and had never been against development per se.
Patel claimed farmers in Olpad taluka in Surat received a higher compensation after he held talks with chief minister Vijay Rupani and revenue minister Kaushik Patel.
"We will now try to resolve issues faced by farmers in Navsari and Valsad district through a dialogue with the go nment. Farmers are ready to cooperate," he added.
Meanwhile, Paatil said farmers from south Gujarat wanted Patel to join the BJP so that "he can serve the people in a better way".
Of the 508.17-km-long bullet train corridor, 155.76 km will be in Maharashtra, 348.04 km in Gujarat and 4.3km in Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
PM CARE FUND IS A GREAT FUND PRODUCING RESULT EVERYDAY
yes the CARE FUND has been utilised in the best way possible across the nation particularly in GUJ, MP & RAJ, MANIPUR
Grapes are sour
Meanwhile the starving and poor migrants suffer as usual. Another guju bites the dust of free flowing funds into his bank. He probably will be opening a swiss account too.
Good to see PM relief fund used in the proper way
2 simple ways to become a millionaire in this country:
- Protest against Modi and his party.. then...
- You’ll get a million dollar cheque to join the party and to keep ur mouth shut forever.
How many gunny bags you got?
Nice move Patel...Now you can forget the farmers ....used them well
At what price?
GOOD VERY GOOD EXCELLENT DECISION...
Bjp part/govt is PRO-FARMERS....aHa...
Why oppose development and skills advancement?
This doesn't seem to proper...
CARES fund, Electoral bond fund, Swaach Fund, etc etc being used up to buy antone who raises their voices. Indian leaders are so corrupt under Feku n Taklu raj. Swiss banks are enjoying the fruits of all these funds.
PEOPLE JOINING BJP AND BEING PART OF INDIA IS A GOOD MOVE. IF BJP BECOMES POWERFUL. INDIA BECOMES STRONGER AND PROSPEROUS. VANDE MATARAM.
Another one bought with PMCares Fund
Central Govt should have consulted all public ,from all sectors
Great Move.. Optimal use of PM care fund.. Kudos to Modi Ji..