Gujarat confidential: Call Of Duty


As the DRI produced the accused in a gold smuggling case in court on Monday, District Government Pleader Surat Nayan Sukhadwala represented the prosecution right after he was discharged from the hospital following an angioplasty and a hernia operation. Acting against the doctor’s advice, Sukhadwala argued for over an hour in the court as he considered the case “important”. He requested Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate CV Rana to make arguments while sitting. “Over the weekend, I underwent a hernia operation, a root canal, and angioplasty at BAPS Hospital. After getting discharged on Monday afternoon, I remained present in the court, as the case was important. My hard work paid off as the court granted two days of remand of all accused.”

‘Jai Shri Ram’

At a public meeting organised by the BJP in Gandhidham town of Kutch district on Sunday to mark the completion of the Narendra Modi government’s nine years in Centre, chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram’, an invocation associated more with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, virtually replaced the party’s customary ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’. So much so that when Gujarat BJP president CR Paatil, who was the chief guest and main speaker at the meeting, complained that only a small section of the audience was chanting ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’, the audience responded with louder chants of ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’. Eventually, Paatil also chanted along.


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