After Nitin, another Gujarat minister sulks Jan 03, 2018 0 63 12345 Gandhinagar: After Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel created a stir over allocation of portfolios not befitting his status, Gujarat Koli community veteran Parshottam Solanki on Tuesday threw a tantrum asking Chief Minister Vijay Rupani to give him"better","more than one"and a Cabinet status after winning five terms in a row. Solanki, once accused by the Srikrishna Commission in connection with the 1993 Mumbai communal riots, also held out a veiled threat that his Koli community would"demonstrate this during the 2019 Lok Sabha election whom they support and who they won't". The minister, who represents the Koli community that has a whopping 26 per cent population concentrated in the key Saurashtra region, called on Rupani and told him that it was a sentiment of his community to have a better say for him in the government."I came to meet the Chief Minister but got stuck in bad traffic and his chamber was choc-a-bloc with people and we could not have a detailed chat. He said a decision about this could be taken after three days,"Solanki said at the Sachivalaya in Gandhinagar."I am not asking for anything, it is my community that is asserting and feels that I, since I am the only one in the government." (IANS) Pages 12 POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Secret notes from students help Chennai police nab traffickers Jan 03, 2018 0 608 Two held for assaulting teen girls in Mangaluru Jan 03, 2018 0 62 Students from northeast call on army chief Jan 03, 2018 0 64 Four legislators from Meghalaya join BJP IANS Shillong Four Meghalaya legislators, including Congress'Alexander Hek, on Tuesday resigned as members of the Meghalaya Assembly and joined the BJP ahead of elections slated next month. The ninth Meghalaya .. Suspense hangs over fate of triple talaq Bill IANS New Delhi The fate of the bill that seeks to criminalise instant divorce by Muslim husbands remained shrouded in suspense on Tuesday as the government virtually rejected an overwhelming demand from the opposition .. Former army officer bludgeons six in street killing spree AFP New Delhi A former army officer beat six people to death with an iron rod Tuesday in a street killing spree that sparked panic in an Indian city, police said. Naresh Dhankar, 45, began his two hour murder rampage in a .. Ghaziabad court shuts after protests over Ambedkar statue IANS Ghaziabad The Ghaziabad court was shut on Tuesday following noisy protests by a section of lawyers protesting against the removal by police of a statue of Dalit icon B.R. Ambedkar from the court compound. The .. ED summons Karti Chidambaram in INX media case IANS New Delhi The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued summons to Karti Chidambaram, son of Congress leader P Chidambaram, in a money laundering case related to alleged irregularities in FIPB clearance accorded to .. Former RAW chief Rajinder Khanna appointed deputy NSA IANS New Delhi The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday appointed former RAW Chief Rajinder Khanna as the Deputy National Security Adviser (NSA), an official order .. No negative impact on Congress in Meghalaya: Lapang Shillong: Former Meghalaya Chief Minister D.D. Lapang on Tuesday said the exodus of some Congress legislators to other political parties will have no negative impact on the ruling party."Those who are not comfortable ..