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Gujarat: On the first day of elections next month, the Cong to organize a padayatra against the state government

Dr. Raghu Sharma remarked during the inauguration that human service is the first goal of Congress

Gujarat: On the first day of elections next month, the Cong to organize a padayatra against the state government
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On the opening day of the forthcoming Assembly session, the Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) scheduled a padyatra from Ahmedabad to Gandhinagar to protest the BJP government's functioning.

In Ahmedabad on Friday, the Congress also unveiled three Indira Gandhi mobile clinics and three Indira Gandhi ICU on wheels.

Dr Raghu Sharma, the All India Congress Committee's (AICC) incharge for Gujarat and a former Rajasthan health minister, remarked during the inauguration that human service is the first goal of Congress.

"For this, six ambulances and mobile clinics have been inaugurated to provide relief to the citizens in times of calamity. These are to provide good health facilities at the doorsteps of middle class and common citizens. The critically ill patients will be able to be transported to the hospital from a distance with oxygen and a ventilator," he said.

According to GPCC President Jagdish Thakor and Gujarat Assembly Leader Sukhram Rathwa, "Supreme Court's repeated lashing at BJP government over Covid pandemic is proof of its failure. The Rajasthan model was appreciated by the states as well as the country and international organizations. At a time when citizens were dying in Gujarat due to lack of ambulance, oxygen, remdesivir injections, the then Health Minister of Rajasthan, Dr Raghu Sharma carried out successful operation in the state that resulted in saving hundreds of lives." Solanki, Naushad GPCC, a Congress MLA from Surendranagar's Dasada constituency and former chairman of the Scheduled Caste Department, has claimed that the party will stage a padyatra against the BJP's functioning and decisions.

"A padyatra will be taken out with one lakh agitators from Ahmedabad to Gandhinagar on the first day of assembly sessions next month. Decisions like discontinuing centrally sponsored scholarships for students from Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe for higher education in private institutes has resulted in dropping out of 7000-8000 students middle of their study," Solanki said.

"Also, in Samras hostels built from SC sub plan funds admission is given to only 15 percent SC students. We demand atleast 50-75 per cent admission to SC students in these hostels," Solanki added as he congratulated the newly appointed chairman of Scheduled Caste Department GPCC Hitendra Pithadiya.

Managing trustee of the Gujarat Relief Committee and former GPCC president Arjun Modhwadia said during the inauguration that the Gujarat Relief Committee was founded in 1983 under a public trust with the goal of assisting victims of natural and man-made disasters. It was inspired by late Ahmed Patel, late Mahant Vijayadasji, and many other late dignitaries who served as trustees.

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