Articles tagged under: Koli community
February 06, 2018
BJP wins all 28 seats of Jafrabad Municipality unopposed as Congress fails to field candidates, independents withdraw; local BJP leader Hira Solanki's video with Cheetah goes viral in social media https://t.co/BeveJ9fAkO pic.twitter.com/TQO04PDFRd— DeshGujarat (@DeshGujarat) February 6, 2018
Jafrabad: Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) has created history by winning all 28 seats of Jafrabad municipality unopposed. Coastal town Jafrabad has total 28 seats in local civic body. As ...Read More
January 03, 2018
After ruling BJP in Gujarat, main opposition Congress in Gujarat is now feeling the heat of caste politics and more especially of 'Koli power'.
Even as the said dissident attitude of minister of dominant Koli community Parshottam Solanki, who want more portfolios to his kitty, has put the BJP high command in trouble, another strong leader of the same community four time MLA and former MP Kuwarji Babaria has now created a difficult situation for Congress.
In fact Babaria and h...Read More
November 10, 2017
Bhavnagar: Vir Mandhata Group president and Koli community leader Raju Solanki who had joined Congress party five days ago has today left Congress and rejoined BJP. Solanki joined BJP in presence of party's national president Amit Shah in Gandhinagar. Solanki said Congress wanted him to fight election against Koli community leader and BJP minister Parshottam Solanki and divide the Koli community. He said he was disappointed when he learnt that Congress wanted to divide the community using him...Read More
June 19, 2017
Gandhinagar: The entire Koli fraternity in Gujarat has shown happiness over selection of Shri Ram Nath Kovind's selection as NDA's candidate for upcoming presidential election.
It is to be noticed that Shri Ramnath Kovind is associated with Gujarat's Koli community for last 15 years. Coming from most deprived section of the society he served top positions through his hard work and also served as a president of Akhil Bharatiya Dalit Samaj.
Shri Kovind had just last week on 13-14 June...Read More
April 08, 2017
Rajkot: Reacting to a question asked by media persons on speculations that two former Congress Lok Sabha MPs in Gujarat Kunvarji Bavalia and Somabhai Patel are joining BJP in presence of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in Botad function on 17 April, Gujarat Chief Minister today said, "I don't know whether they are joining BJP or not, but atmosphere is such that Congress is sinking ship in this country and it is finish, and therefore such movement is likely and obvious(outcome of it)."
September 07, 2016
Rajkot: After former Lok Sabha MP Jagdish Thakor, another Gujarat Congress leader is sulking. He is former Lok Sabha MP Kunvarji Bavalia.
While Jagdish Thakor comes from Thakor community that has good presence in North Gujarat, Kuvarji Bavalia comes from Koli community that has good presence in Saurashtra region.
Bavalia said, "when zone level appointments are made, Koli community has been completely ignored by State party leadership. Not a single name from Koli community has been found...Read More
October 05, 2015
'Patels have started the picture, but the end will be from our side', said Sanjay Rathod from Koli community outfit in Surat who also runs Bandharan Bachao Samiti.
Rathod was speaking at peace conference called by Gujarat Vikas Samiti's Pravin Bhalala. The conference was called in wake of the incident of attack on two Koli community youths by Patels in Yogi chowk area a day before.
On Friday evening at around 10.30 pm, about 150 Patels were marching in 'Tapu sena'(newly f...Read More
December 02, 2014
Gandhinagar, 2 December 2014
BJP MLA from Rajula, Hirabhai Solanki today met Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel with core-committee members of Koli Sena, an organization that he heads.
Solanki seeks more representation of Koli community in government and state party organization. Hirabhai claims Koli community forms 24% population of Gujarat, and 80% of community members have voted for BJP.
Hirabhai who earlier met state BJP general secretary and cabinet ...Read More
November 27, 2014
Gandhinagar, 27 November 2014
BJP MLA elected from Rajula constituency Shri Hirabhai Solanki who also heads an outfil called 'Koli Sena' today met minister and state BJP general secretary Shri Vijaybhai Rupani in Gandhinagar and made representation on the need to place Koli community members in government and party organization on higher posts.
Hirabhai Solanki wanted to meet the Chief Minister, but he was asked to meet Vijaybhai Rupani. As he insisted to meet t...Read More
November 22, 2014
Ahmedabad, 22 November 2014
Minister of state for Agriculture, Parshottam Solanki today criticized his younger brother and BJP MLA Hirabhai Solanki's move to call gathering of Koli community to raise voice against the state government and ruling BJP.
Hirabhai Solanki, younger brother and BJP MLA is president of Koli Sena, an outfit claiming to represent Koli community.
After recent expansion of Anandiben Patel cabinet, Hirabhai issued a statement and even gave int...Read More
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