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Man Who Led Farmers' Protests Against Bullet Train In Gujarat Joins BJP

Jayesh Patel was welcomed into the occasion by Gujarat BJP chief CR Paatil, cupboard minister Ganpat Vasava


Gujarat farmer chief Jayesh Patel, who has been on the forefront of protests towards the upcoming Bullet Prepare challenge, joined the BJP right this moment.

The affected farmers had by no means been towards improvement, Jayesh Patel mentioned including that he has realised that dialogue with the federal government is a greater method to resolve points.

He was welcomed into the occasion at its headquarters in Gandhinagar by newly-appointed state unit chief CR Paatil and cupboard minister Ganpat Vasava.

Surat-based Jayesh Patel, a outstanding identify within the cooperative sector in south Gujarat, heads Dakshin Gujarat Khedut Samaaj.

A number of protests have been held by farmers beneath him in Surat, Navsari and Valsad districts demanding higher compensation for his or her land being acquired for the formidable Bullet Prepare challenge that goals to attach Mumbai with Ahmedabad.

Farmers had additionally filed petitions within the Gujarat Excessive Courtroom towards the land acquisition. These petitions have been, nonetheless, discarded by the excessive courtroom final yr.

“I realised that as a substitute of agitation, farmers’ points may be resolved in a a lot better manner by holding talks with the federal government. I’m assured that my step to affix the BJP will finally profit farmers,” Mr Patel informed reporters.

He mentioned farmers had been primarily demanding larger compensation for his or her land and had by no means been towards improvement per se.

He claimed farmers in Surat’s Olpad taluka have obtained the next compensation after he held talks with Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Income Minister Kaushik Patel.

“We are going to now attempt to resolve points confronted by farmers in Navsari and Valsad district via a dialogue with the federal government. Farmers are able to cooperate,” he added.

In the meantime, CR Paatil mentioned farmers from south Gujarat wished Jayesh Patel to affix the BJP in order that “he can serve the individuals in a greater manner”.

Of the 508.17-km-long bullet practice hall, 155.76 km might be in Maharashtra, 348.04 km in Gujarat and 4.three km in Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

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