<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>After being overlooked by the BJP for a ticket for the upcoming elections, Rangeshwari Chauhan, wife of Godhra MP Prabhatsinh Chauhan, dared him to set foot in Kaalol. She also criticised the party for selecting her stepdaughter in-law as its nominee.Rangeshwari, the third wife of Prabhatsinh Chauhan, was among the aspirants for the BJP ticket from Kaalol Assembly seat. Chauhan also threatened to quit if the party did not field his wife. Ignoring the threat, the BJP announced Suman Chauhan, wife of the MP’s son Pravinsinh, as its candidate from Kaalol.After learning that she had been denied a ticket, Rangeshwari dared her husband to set foot in Kaalol and campaign there. She also lashed out at the party and her stepson’s wife, who was selected as the candidate.”There were 22 ticket seekers from Kaalol Assembly. I want to ask BJP president Amit Shah a question: if the ticket was to be given to a woman, weren’t there other women more capable than Pravinsinh’s wife?” she told Zee 24 Kalak.She claimed that Pravinsinh had just joined the BJP, and was abusing the party until recently.Rangeshwari also asked the party to speak with the chosen candidate and find out if she knew basic details like what an Assembly was, or what a proxy candidate meant, and the caste-wise break up of voters in the area.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>The BJP on Friday named candidates for 13 more seats for the upcoming Gujarat assembly elections.The list has four sitting MLAs, while two MLAs have been dropped. The other seven are new faces.With the latest list, the ruling party has now announced candidates for 147 out of 182 seats.Ranchhod Rabari (Patan), Narayan Patel (Unjha), Vallabh Kakadiya (Thakkarbapa Nagar) and Pankaj Desai (Nadiad) are the four MLAs who have got tickets again.Popular Gujarati film actor Hitu Kanodiya, who had unsuccessfully contested from Kadi (SC) seat in the 2012 elections, has been fielded from Idar (SC) seat. In an earlier list, Kadi MLA and assembly speaker Ramanlal Vora was named the candidate from to (SC) seat.Former Congress MLA Amit Chaudhary, who had joined the BJP recently, has been fielded from Mansa seat in Gandhinagar. Chaudhary had contested from the seat in 2012 on a Congress ticket and won by over 8,000 votes.MLA from Dhandhuka seat Lalji Patel and Kaalol MLA Arvindsinh Rathod are the two legislators who have failed to secure a ticket from the party.The BJP has fielded Kalubhai Dabhi from Dhandhuka seat, while nominating Godhra MP Prabhatsinh Chauhan’s daughter in-law Suman Chauhan as its candidate from Kaalol. Chauhan was demanding the ticket either for his wife or son.The BJP list names Mavji Desai as its candidate from Dhanera seat, Vijay Chakravarti (Vadgam SC), Karshan Solanki (Kadi SC), Raman Patel (Vijapur) and Balrajsinh Chauhan (Dehgam).The list has four Patel candidates, three from Scheduled Castes, four OBCs and two Kshatriyas.
<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Son of the BJP’s Panchmahal MP Prabhatsinh Chauhan was booked on Sunday after police raided his premises in Mehlol village in Godhra tehsil last night and arrested three persons for allegedly betting on IPL matches. Police found some mobile phone handsets, an LCD TV set, and a laptop, collectively worth Rs 1.13 lakh, during the raid.Pravinsinh Chauhan, the son of the MP, had unsuccessfully contested the 2012 Assembly polls from Godhra constituency on the BJP ticket. He crossed over to the Congress last December. A local Crime Branch officer has clarified that Pravinsinh and his MP father live separately in their native village, and the latter has nothing to do with this incident.”Local Crime Branch sleuths raided the house belonging to Congress member Pravinsinh Chauhan, son of BJP MP Prabhatsinh Chauhan, and arrested three persons for allegedly betting on the ongoing IPL matches. We have registered an FIR today,” said LCB police inspector D J Chavda.Pravinsinh was not present in the house when the raid was conducted.”However, as the premises used for betting belongs to him (Pravinsinh), he is an accused in the case. We have registered an FIR against him and initiated an investigation into his role,” Chavda said, adding that Pravinsinh has been booked under various sections of the Gujarat Prevention of Gambling Act and Information Technology Act.The arrested trio are identified as Tekchand Kalwani, Jitendra Kalwani and Prakash Thakkar.