On 13th February, 2014, 13 persons from Vadodara Congress including Narendra Ravat (President Vadodara Congress) , Rajshree Desai (mahila Pramukh ), Pragnesh Tewar (Spokes Person), Mahesh Mistry, KAlpana Mistry, Yunus Mansuri, Surendra Kher, Ashwin Solanki, Sheetal Rathod, Taruben Pandya , Asad Sayed & rajendra Parmar on behalf of Vadodara Congress started a Fast for 33 hours to represent 33 demolished towers of Madhavnagar and pray to god for bestowing Mr. Narendra Modi, Chief Minister of Gujarat with some Humanity so that Thousands of Barodian’s affected by his own corrupt housing schemes are given justice and those involved in waste of crores of rupees of Public fund by corruption in VUDA housing schemes are booked and punished.
Madhavnagar Tragedy: A tragedy in which EWS houses constructed and dedicated By Mr. Modi collapsed within 5 yrs of Construction killing 11 and rendered thousands of families Homeless. Details in enclosed open letter to CM. A case where NHRC has demanded a action taken report and till date nothing has happened. Vadodara Congress is demanding to stop this farce of development on occasion when he is going to dedicate two bridges and a Sports complex constructed under JNNURM of Central Government and a Bus-Stop again an example of favourism constructed for profit of Contractors under PPP model tragedy hit people in Modi’s EWS housing scheme of VUDA. Hence we demand: GO BACK! Modi ji !! First give justice to Barodian’s before taking credit of central government sponsored and privately constructed schemes. wherein GOG has not spent a paisa. Gujarat government has failed to give justice to thousands of Barodians. Inspite of Being in Vadodara on the day of tragedy he did not even spare few minutes for consolation of victims, whereas he had hours to spend on taking credit for handing over keys of construction of same houses .Even after seven months of incident he has not even bothered to visit Madhavnagar or inquired on their living conditions, not to forget during this tenure, he has visited Baroda atleast three times including Vadodara Marathon a mega show off event.
Shri KH Miniyappa , Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises visited the fast at Gandhinagar Gruh to support the cause . After a Floral Tribute to Mahatma Gandhi’s statue He briefed the Press. He said that Mr. Modi has Spent crores of rupees to compensate for victims of Bihar misusing Government funds and Machinery, whereas till date he has not spent a penny to compensate for thousands rendered homeless in his OWN EWS HOUSING SCHEMES in Vadodara. He said that Mr. Modi should give justice to citizens of his own state and compensation to them, rather than reaching out to Bihar and other states. Other States have their CM to take care of their citizens.
Later at 4 :00 pm on 14th all the 13 persons on fast were taken in custody and few of them were forced to walk till Raopura Police Station, Mahila Congress Pramukh who was also fasting fainted near Tower Char Rasta and was taken to hospital in Ambulance. Another 100 Congress Workers were also taken in Custody.