Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Home News Reports Godhra: Muslims reportedly gift bikes to Councillors who did not support BJP in Municipality...

Godhra: Muslims reportedly gift bikes to Councillors who did not support BJP in Municipality polls

14 independent counsellors in Godhra, who did not support the BJP in the recently concluded elections for the post of President and Vice President of the Municipal Corporation were gifted bikes by the local Muslims. According to reports, The Muslim Ghanchi Samaj in Godhra collected money from the members of the community and gifted a bike to each of the 14 counsellors.

A special felicitation ceremony was reportedly held at the Polan Bazar area in Godhra municipality which was attended by over 3000 people, mostly Muslims. In the event, the 14 councillors (13 Muslims and 1 Hindu) were praised and each was presented with a bike as a gift. Male councillors were gifted bikes while females were gifted scooters. However, according to reports, the only Hindu councillor, Sanjay Soni, returned the gift and instead donated Rs 11,000 towards an education fund.

Firdos Kothi, the President of the Muslim Ganchi Samaj reportedly stated at the ceremony that the councillors were being felicitated because they had always shown solidarity towards Muslims and have never been communally biased. However, according to a Times of India report, Kothi maintained that they are facilitating the councillors for their developmental work and not for voting against BJP. On being asked why they had not facilitated the other councillors who voted for BJP, Kothi replied that political links should not be drawn as those who voted for BJP have not done good work.

In the recently concluded elections, the BJP reportedly had 18 councillors, 25 were independent and Congress had 1 councillor. 12 of the independent councillors reportedly voted for BJP, resulting in BJP winning both the President and Vice President seats. Before the elections, Muslims in the area had protested that 7 Muslim councillors are going to vote for BJP and they had gone incommunicado.

In recent past, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad had called for Muslims in Karnataka not to vote for BJP. In Gujrat, Muslim votes have always been the object of desire for many political parties as they constitute 10% of the state population. In 34 constituencies of the state assembly, Muslims make 15% or more of the voting population. Muslim votes in the state have predominantly been anti-BJP.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staff
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

From cover up to conspiracy to murder: Some unanswered questions about Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee’s death in Kashmir

Dr Syama Prasad Mookerjee had died mysteriously days after he was arrested in Jammu and Kashmir for entering the state without permission

Former IFS officer Lakshmi M Puri sends legal notice to Congress supporter Saket Gokhale for misleading allegations against her

Alleged activist and Congress mouthpiece Saket Gokhale made baseless allegations against Lakshmi M Puri, wife of Hardeep Singh Puri

Ever Given: Ship that blocked Suez Canal has since been held by Canal authorities, they wanted 916 million dollars

After demanding 916 USD initially, the canal authorities had later lowered the demand amount to 550 million. A final settlement is expected to be reached soon.

Trinamool MP Mimi Chakraborty duped by fake IAS officer’s fake vaccination drive, one arrested

Mimi Chakraborty was reportedly duped by a man who claimed to be an IAS officer and requested the TMC MP to be chief guest at a COVID-19 vaccination drive organised by him.

Telangana: Woman working at Christian priest’s home dies in police custody, officer suspended

Mariyamma, who used to work as a domestic help at local priest Father Balaswamy's house in Govindapuram village, breathed her last on June 18 after cops allegedly assaulted her.

Kanpur: Hindu families put “for sale” signs outside their houses after being forced to convert to Islam, SP MLA accused of shielding the goons

10 Hindu families in Rail Patri colony in Kanpur live under constant fear as they have been threatened either to covert to Islam or leave the area.

Recently Popular

Ravish Kumar appears massively frustrated as India administers 85 lakh COVID vaccines in single day, this is why he does not make sense

Ravish Kumar goes on a ranting spree to hate on PM Modi by camouflaging propaganda as 'criticism' over COVID-19 vaccination

‘Is your father a mali or chowkidar? I will cancel your license, H*r*m*zade’: Maneka Gandhi threatens vets in viral audios

The Indian Veterinary Association in a letter have condemned the unruly behavior and unparliamentary language used by Maneka Gandhi against animal doctors.

How Venkatesh Prasad is winning hearts with his ‘Sanghi’ posts, one tweet at a time

Venkatesh Prasad demonstrated the Surya Namaskar for his followers, performed in deference to the Sun God.

After being slammed by Bombay HC for lack of evidence, Mumbai police names Arnab Goswami as an accused in second TRP chargesheet

Republic TV had submitted before Bombay HC that Mumbai Police have deliberately not named Arnab Goswami in charge sheet to keep the investigation open

Oxfam says reporting rape cases harms black and marginalised people, blames ‘privileged white women’ for root causes of sexual violence

Oxfam says that fighting against sexual assault legitimises criminal punishment, which harms black and other marginalised people
- Advertisement -


Connect with us