Write to PM to pass GujCoC, Modi appeals to Gujaratis

Published By : Admin | September 15, 2008 | 05:14 IST
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ahmedabad: Despite being passed twice by the Gujarat Assembly, the Gujarat Control of Organised Crime Act or GujCoC has not been cleared by the Centre so far. Now the Union Home Ministry, in reply to a petition in the Gujarat High Court, has said the legislation can't be cleared because it closely resembles the repealed POTA.

But Chief Minister Narendra Modi is not deterred. He is trying his best to put pressure on the Centre."I am requesting the Gujarati community worldwide to send emails to the Prime Minister and ask him to clear the Bill. It's a good thing to do in a democracy," he said.

Elsewhere, he urged villagers to write postcards and letters to the Prime Minister, demanding that the Central Government clear the GujCoC.

"All of you write letters to the Prime Minister. In Gujarati, Hindi, English, whatever language you know and demand that this act be passed."

The NGO, Justice on Trial, which has filed a petition in the Gujarat High Court seeking to know why GujCoC has not been cleared, says Article 14 of the Constitution is being violated.

Justice (Retd) S M Soni who is now the Chairman of Justice on Trial, says, "If such acts are in force in Andhra, Karnataka and eight states of the country, then it's an apparent breach of Article 14 of the Constitution. Equality is not just for persons. It is for states as well."

Narendra Modi has mastered the act of whipping up public sentiment and it appears he is gearing up to confront the Centre yet again, this time over GujCoC.

 

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The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has thanked world leaders for their greetings on India’s 74th Republic Day.

In response to a tweet by the Prime Minister of Australia, the Prime Minister said;

"Thank you Prime Minister @AlboMP. Greetings to you and to the friendly people of Australia on Australia Day."

In response to a tweet by the Prime Minister of Nepal, the Prime Minister said; "Thank You @cmprachanda ji for your warm wishes!"

In response to a tweet by the Prime Minister of Bhutan, the Prime Minister said; "Thank you @PMBhutan Dr. Lotay Tshering for your warm wishes! India is committed to its unique partnership with Bhutan for progress and prosperity of both our nations."

In response to a tweet by the President of Maldives, the Prime Minister said; "Thank you for your warm greetings, President @ibusolih. Glad to see the sustained progress achieved by India-Maldives partnership, underpinned by common democratic values."

In response to a tweet by the Prime Minister of Israel, the Prime Minister said; "Thank you for your warm wishes for India's Republic Day, PM @netanyahu. Look forward to further strengthening our strategic partnership."

In response to a tweet by the President of France, the Prime Minister said; "Grateful for your warm greetings my dear friend @EmmanuelMacron on India’s Republic Day. I share your commitment to work together for success of India’s G20 Presidency & 25th anniversary of India-France Strategic Partnership. India and France together are a force for global good."

In response to a tweet by the Prime Minister of Mauritius, the Prime Minister said; "Thank you, PM @KumarJugnauth. In our shared journey as modern Republics, our two countries have been partnering closely in people-centred development. Looking forward to taking our cherished partnership with Mauritius to even greater heights."