The Gujarat government today launched a vaccination campaign to protect children from measles and rubella for which it has received a Rs 300 crore grant from the Centre, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel told.
The Gujarat government will have to chalk out strategies to ensure that the income of farmers is doubled by 2022, state Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel said.
Patel acknowledged that banks are facing cash crunch and said the govt is in touch with the RBI to ensure enough cash is supplied to banks.
Nitin Patel presented a Rs 1,83,666 cr budget, without any new major taxes but also proposing a revenus surplus of Rs 5,998 cr and overall surplus of Rs 783 cr.
The bruising electoral battles of last year are set to intensify in 2018 – with the next 12 months being a warm up to the big battle of the general election of 2019.
Lending support to Nitin Patel, who is miffed over the portfolios allotted to him in the new BJP government, Lalji Patel called for a Mehsana `bandh' on Jan 1.
Even as Nitin Patel continued to sulk over not being given key portfolios in the new Council of Mins, Hardik asserted that he should leave the BJP and join the Congress.
Vijay Rupani was today sworn in as the chief minister of Gujarat for the second consecutive term after the BJP won the recently-held Assembly elections in the state.
Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi will be attending the oath- taking ceremony of the new BJP government in Gujarat.
The new BJP government in Gujarat, led by Vijay Rupani and his deputy Nitin Patel, will be sworn-in at a grand function in Gandhinagar tomorrow.