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Strong BJP performance, declining Cong, and positive student perception of AAP

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Saurashtra University students frequently express their support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP, but there is also a continual hum of concerns about unemployment, test paper leaks, and price hikes.

Many students claim that the BJP has brought “vikas” by upgrading the electricity and water infrastructure and creating roads, but some of them also cast doubt on its track record in the areas of education and health.

And some of these first-time assembly poll voters seem to have taken notice of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), rather than the Congress, who has historically been the BJP’s major foe.

Ranva Dalip, a Morbi native and first-year master’s student, says of the AAP, “AAP ka vichar achchha hai education par (AAP’s thoughts on education are good)”. He swiftly adds, though, that it will take time for the party to become well-known.

The loud campaign of the Arvind Kejriwal-led party in Delhi, which is focused on corruption and other concerns like education and health, has found some supporters on the campus of the largest institution in the area, which enrols students from all across the region’s several districts.

While many poll experts feel that the Congress is still the BJP’s main competitor in the state, the majority of these young people perceive the party to be unappealing, creating an opening for the AAP to enter the race.

Mehul Makwana, a BCA student, praises the BJP for improving facilities for state residents and declares emphatically, “Modi hi aayega” (Modi will definitely win again), unfazed by the fact that the prime minister’s position is not up for grabs in these elections and highlighting how he is seen as synonymous with his party in his home state.

There are, however, a few opposing viewpoints as well.

One student claims that the state administration responded to the Morbi bridge collapse disaster slowly because Delhi has “control,” while another claims that while Modi has done a lot of wonderful things for the nation and the state, he hasn’t been able to stop the rise in prices.

A master’s student named Kachhot Kaushik claims that higher education has gotten pricey and expresses support for Kejriwal’s pledge of free power, health care, and education.

According to him, the regional party’s leadership in Delhi and Punjab has received positive reviews.

The state has seen a few incidences of question paper leaks, which is a common issue. Some students also criticise the Gujarat government of failing to provide adequate work chances for them.

Even though the BJP looks to be maintaining a strong presence, the AAP seems to have been able to leave an effect on the young minds dissatisfied with the ruling party for a variety of reasons with its aggressive and visible campaign.

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Concerns Are Raised By A Neglected Area Outside The East Exit Of Vashi Station By Passengers

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A neglected area outside vashi station was the issue of concern.

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While most commuters get off the subway facing the Vashi station’s Raghu Leela side, a sizable portion of travelers also use the station’s eastern side to get towards Sanpada. The neglected state of the outlying lands outside the station on this side has drawn the attention of locals and commuters alike.

Several complaints have been made by commuters, who list numerous problems with the area. Under all that debris, they noticed that wiring and plastic tubing were left unsecured, and there was a pedestrian bench.

A daily commuter stated, “Authorities have turned a blind eye to this problem even though it’s right under their nose. This side does not receive heavy footfall like the other side of Vashi station does one is concerned about the aesthetics of this area.”

“My son studies at Father Agnel High School and my office is in Vashi. When we pass by this area in the morning, I have noticed slabs that have caved in; this has become a hazard for people walking here,” a Sanpada resident remarked. Additionally, there is an overabundance of bushes and plants next to a bench that was supposed to serve as sitting. A renovation is desperately needed in the area.

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As The Lok Sabha Elections Draw Near, The Navi Mumbai Police Are On Guard

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The Navi Mumbai Police has stepped up its efforts to maintain peace and order as the Lok Sabha elections get closer. The police have sprang into action with the adoption of the Code of Conduct, organizing six teams to target illegal activity within the municipal borders.

Preventive action has been taken against 270 people, and 663 guns belonging to license holders have been gathered, according to Special Branch Deputy Commissioner Prashant Mohite. Given the presence of political personalities and activists with criminal records in the city, this proactive strategy tries to avert any problems during the elections.

A total of 270 people have been subject to preventative action under Sections 107 and 110 since the Code of Conduct’s inception. Six people with criminal backgrounds have already been removed from the city and district, and the police are aggressively seeking more. In addition, there are currently 15 to 20 more culprits to find and prosecute.

The enforcement of the code of conduct will be handled by a specialized squad that will concentrate on transportation, illicit liquor manufacture, and drugs. In Kamothe and Panvel city, code infractions have already resulted in the registration of cases.

Navi Mumbai Police will be augmented by forces from the Central Reserve Force and Home Guard to strengthen security during the elections. People are urged to report any anomalies using the Election Commission’s C-Vigil app or the police, and Deputy Commissioner Prashant Mohite promises that concerns will be handled quickly.

As part of its efforts to suppress illicit activity, the police have recovered 3409 liters of booze valued at Rs 3.54 lakh in addition to large amounts of narcotics including MD, LSD, ganja, and charas. In addition, 23 distinct kinds of firearms have been seized, demonstrating the police’s dedication to guaranteeing a secure and impartial voting procedure.

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Dry Coconut Tree Leaves And Other Trash Cover The Footpath In Sanpada

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The Sanpada residents expressed frustration over tree leaves & trash covered on footpaths.

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The deteriorating state of the footpath along the Palm Beach bridge, which is close to the NMMC garden plot, has disappointed the residents of Sector 13, Sanpada. In Sanpada, on the other side of the nullah. Now it’s just a dump on the path. Garbage, dried coconut tree leaves, and other stuff are merely laying there while people go by, demonstrating the authorities’ indifference.

Residents have reported that dried leaves, trash, and abandoned objects have been visible along the path for over a month. They have also mentioned that men urinate oneself close to the walkway because it is relatively empty after dusk.

“I pass by this area every day; the palms from the coconut trees on this small garden plot of NMMC have fallen on the footpath for quite some time and no effort has been made to send sanitation workers to pick them up and take them away,” said Sayali Rathore, a resident of Sector 13, Sanpada.

Locals have voiced their concerns over why, despite having sufficient staff to address the issue, local pockets in less-frequented regions are becoming untidy and messy, given that Navi Mumbai is the third cleanest city in India.

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