Sunday, August 13, 2006

District co-operative bank elections postponed

District co-operative bank elections postponed

The district co-operative banks where elections have been postponed are: Valsad, Navsari, Kheda, Anand, Bhavnagar, Surat, Bharuch, Junagadh, Jamnagar and Amreli. The elections for the board of directors of these banks were due in August and September.

The Leader of Opposition Arjun Modhvadia said the government decision was politically motivated, as the situation was becoming normal in most parts of the State. ''There is no need for postponing the elections in any of these districts as except Surat, the situation is normal everywhere,'' he said.

chairman of Gujarat State Cooperative Bank - Jayrambhai Patel ( the parent bank of all district co-op banks ) think it was strange why the government had postponed the elections.

Amreli District Collector said that the major damage due to heavy rainfall has been to roads and communication systems. Otherwise everything is under control.

It should be noted that Amreli has received the highest rainfall in Saurashtra region.

Bharuch Collector said that only some roads and buildings have been damaged and crops have been affected in some areas.

Jamnagar Collector said there is no major damage in any taluka of the district.

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