EC asks Gujarat oil minister to disclose relations with Ambanis

A move to get offensive on the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal seems to have backfired on Gujarat energy minister Saurabh Patel
His bid to take on Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal seems to have backfired on Gujarat Energy and Petroleum Minister Saurabh Patel, who has been asked by the Election Commission of India (ECI) to disclose his relationship with the Ambani family, promoters of Reliance Group.

Patel is married to the late Dhirubhai Ambani’s niece. He is said to be very close to Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. He is also one of the contenders to take over as Gujarat chief minister if Modi went on to assume a new role at the national level.

The ECI’s directive to Patel to give details of his relation with the Ambani family and the portfolios he holds in the Gujarat government comes in the wake of Patel’s lodging a complaint with the ECI against Kejriwal.

During his four-day visit to Gujarat, Kejriwal had alleged the Modi government had included Patel in his council of ministers and allotted him portfolios of petroleum, petrochemicals, energy and industries to favour Mukesh Ambani and his company Reliance Industries.

Offended by the allegation Patel had filed a complaint with the ECI seeking action against Kejriwal for violation of model code of conduct.

“Gujarat minister Saurabh Patel had lodged complaint against Kejriwal for personal remarks against him. Based on this complaint ECI has asked Patel to furnish nature of his relation with the Ambanis and give details of portfolios he holds in Gujarat government,” an official of the Gujarat election commission said.

“Patel is yet to respond to the information sought by the ECI,” he added.

Patel is married to late Dhirubhai Ambani’s niece. He could not be reached for comments.

Patel currently holds portfolios of energy and petrochemicals, mines and minerals, cottage industries, salt industries, printing, stationary, planning, tourism, civil aviation, labour and employment. He has been holding the energy and petrochemicals portfolio in the Modi government as minister of state since December 2002.

He was elevated to the cabinet rank after the 2012 Assembly elections. Patel won assembly election Akota seat in Vadodara district. more  

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We all are paying huge taxes, direct or indirect taxes as mentioned below and what we get in return from our so called Rajnetas.
Have you ever thought that, on every daily consumable items how much indirect tax you are paying.

(Toothpaste, brush, clothes, shoes, etc. ) - Excise tax, sale tax, VAT, service tax, education cess, etc

Kirana items- pulses , Grains and masalas - sale tax, CST, VAT, Mandi samiti taxes, etc

Property ( House) – Service Tax, Registration tax Stamp Duty, maintenance tax – House tax, property tax, water tax, sewer tax. When you go to sell you pay income tax also, tax on rent income
Fix Diposit – Tax on interest

Vehicle – Excise tax, Sale tax,(included in cost) Registration tax, Road tax, insurance including service tax

Fuel for vehicle – Petrol, Diesel, Gas etc. ( Excise, central govt. tax, state govt. tax, service tax, etc.)
Hotels / restaurant – luxury tax, Service tax, vat, sale tax etc.

Travel – Fuel surcharge, Tolltax, MCD tax, and other taxes.

(See the fun you are paying road tax and on each and every highway paying toll tax, why? you are paying water bill and Purchase drinking water separate, You are paying electric bill and hardly gets 8 hour supply, If there is something wrong you fear to go to POLICE, you are paying various tax to municipality and suffering encroachment by vendors and parking, When you will take ownership? Man it’s you who is paying for enjoyment of politicians & govt. officials)

After paying above mentioned taxes, you still give Bribe to govt. officials. Why?

Why opposition was silent?

In this election, we need our politician to be real public servant as we all (Public) are paying a handsome salary including all facilities to his entire family.
Also paying Lifetime Pension for only 5 years of service.

Karenge , Krenge, to sub kahte hai But now we want to listen/ read, PROCEDURE , HOW Political Parties WILL IMPLEMENT ? AND WHAT WILL BE ACTION PLAN?

Government jeene degi to sochunga – main hindu hoon ya musalmaan. more  
EK PURANI KAHABAT HAI " HATHI (ELEPHANT) GHUME BAZAR TO KUTTA (DOG) BHUKE HAZZAR. So we dont be in fear ye log around ten years se kaon sa Hathkhanda Naheen apna rahe hain."
Jai Hind.
Dilip Kumar Jha more  
Like all CECs this one is no exception a Cong stooge who will do everything possible (which includes EVM rigging ) to help Cong & its B team of which BJP should be careful . The irony of India is that in every age ( from Ramayana to Alexezender to Muslim invaders to Britishers ) we have had traitors among us who colluded with anti national forces to defeat the nation . Same is the case now all anti national anti Hindu dogs are barking against one nationalist true Indian lion ( Modi) when u have so many anti national traitors what chance a country have ..? more  
patel should come out with facts and figures and disapprove allegations of Kegriwal.Their is no harm if some body is related to ambanis or tatas, it matters how one is performing his /her duties and keeping exchequer coffers in check without doling any favors.Perhaps Patel has performed his duties without any favors ,wht kejriwal is thinking. more  
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