Former chief minister Vijay Rupani’s daughter Radhika who lives in London, in an emotional publish on her Facebook web page on Sunday has lashed out in any respect those that held her father’s “soft-spoken” picture as his undoing and recounted situations from his political life to say how he had needed to be a “delicate” politician.
She additionally claimed that through the terror assault on the Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar in September 2002, “My father was the primary particular person to go to even earlier than Modiji visited the premises” .
Within the publish titled “Vijay Rupani from the eyes of a daughter”, Radhika wrote “Only a few individuals know that through the main threats of Tauktae (Cyclone) and Corona, my father was up until 2.30 am making preparations by way of the CM dashboard and taking calls”.
In line with her, whereas for a lot of her father’s tenure started as a employee, by means of the varied political positions until chief minister, “however for my part my father’s tenure started from the 1979 Morbi floods, the Amreli cloudburst, Kutch earthquake, Swaminarayan temple terrorist assault, Godhra incident, Banaskantha’s floods, Tauktae, and even throughout Covid when my father was on his toes”. She stated that her father, who was dealing with rescue and rehabilitation at Bhachau through the 2001 quake, had taken her and her brother Rushabh to Kutch to make them perceive an earthquake. Within the publish which additionally tags photos of the Rupani household, Radhika says after they had been kids, their mother and father wouldn’t take them to the Race Course (a former race course that’s now a preferred hangout place in Rajkot) or film theatres on Sundays however to “two BJP employees’ houses”.
Quoting a headline that stated Rupani’s ‘mushy spoken picture labored in opposition to him’, Radhika says: “Ought to there not be sensitivity and beauty in politicians? Isn’t it a obligatory high quality we’d like in a pacesetter? He (Rupani) has taken stern steps and selections like anti-land grabbing regulation, anti- love jihad, Gujarat Management of Terrorism and Organised Crime Act (GujCTOC), CM Dashboard are proof of this. Is sporting a stern facial features …the one signal of a pacesetter?”
She stated that at dwelling “we’d at all times talk about if a easy particular person (like my father) would survive in Indian politics the place corruption and negativity is prevalent. My father would at all times say that the picture of politics and politicians was influenced by Indian films and age outdated notion and that we needed to change that. He by no means supported groupism and that was his specialty. Some political analysts may be considering that –‘that is the tip of Vijaybhai’s tenure’– however in our opinion as an alternative of nuisance or resistance, it’s higher to stop with out greed for energy as per the rules of the RSS and BJP (sic).”
Rupani who belongs to Rajkot and is an MLA from there, resigned Saturday after 5 years as chief minister.