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Gujarat Vidhan Sabha Elections 2012- BJP declares first list of candidates

84 names declared Shri Narendra Modi to contest from Maninagar, a seat he has held since 2002.

10 women candidates, 6 candidates from SC and 14 candidates from ST communities in list

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has declared its first list of candidates for the Gujarat Vidhan Sabha elections 2012. The announcement was made on the evening of Thursday 22nd November 2012 in New Delhi after the meeting of the Party’s Central Election Committee where top national leaders including party President Shri Nitin Gadkari, Shri LK Advani, Shri Arun Jaitley and Smt. Sushma Swaraj were present.

Shri Narendra Modi was present at the meet. Other leaders from Gujarat include Gujarat BJP President Shri RC Faldu and BJP National Vice President Shri Purushottam Rupala. Shri Balbir Punj and Shri Satish ji were present during the meet.

Today the names of 84 candidates have been released. These are candidates of the first phase that goes to the polls on 13th December. The list contains 10 women candidates, 6 candidates from the SC community and 14 from the ST community.

Shri Narendra Modi will be contesting the election from Maninagar. He has been representing the seat since 2002.

Here is the complete list of candidates:

 

 

BJP declares candidates for 4 remaining seats of Phase 1 

On Friday 23rd November 2012 the BJP announced the candidates for the remaining 4 candidates for Phase 1 of Gujarat elections. The candidates are:

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Road connectivity in the North-East will see a major transformation: PM to inaugurate India’s longest bridge
Dhola-Sadia Bridge to provide efficient road connectivity to remote and backward areas which have poor road infrastructure
Dhola-Sadia Bridge to give a major boost to overall economic development in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh

Road connectivity in the North-East will see a major transformation when Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi inaugurates the country’s longest river bridge –the Dhola- Sadiya Bridge in Assam tomorrow. This new, three lane, 9.15 kilometre bridge has been built over river Lohit, a tributary of the Brahmaputra, linking Dhola in Assam to Sadiya in Arunachal Pradesh. The bridge will fill a huge connectivity gap that has existed in the region. Till now, the only means to cross the Brahmaputra at this location has been by ferry only in day-time and even this is not possible during floods. The last bridge over the Brahmaputra was the Kalia Bhomora Bridge at Tejpur. This will however change from tomorrow with the Dhola-Sadiya bridge ensuring 24X7 connectivity between upper Assam and Eastern part of Arunachal Pradesh.

The bridge will also reduce the distance from Rupai on NH- 37 in Assam to Meka/Roing on NH-52 in Arunachal Pradesh by 165 KM. The travel time between the two places will come down from the current six hours to just one hour – a total five hour reduction. This will result in saving of petrol and diesel worth Rs 10 Lakh per day.

The Dhola-Sadiya bridge promises to usher in prosperity in the North-East. It will provide efficient road connectivity to remote and backward areas which have poor road infrastructure. This bridge will also give a major boost to overall economic development of the areas north of Brahmaputra in upper Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. It will also cater to the strategic requirements of the country in the border areas of Arunachal Pradesh, besides facilitating numerous hydro power projects coming up in the state , as it is the most sought after route for various power project developers.

The total length of the Dhola-Sadiya Bridge project, including the approach roads on each side, is 28.50 km. The length of the bridge itself is 9.15 Km. It has been constructed on BOT Annuity basis at a total cost of Rs 2,056 crore, as part of the Arunachal Package of Roads and Highways under the Ministry’s SPECIAL ACCELERATED ROAD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME for NORTH EAST (SARDP-NE). The objective was to bring the people of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh closer to each other.