Koli community unsatisfied with my portfolio: Gujarat Fisheries Minister

Solanki’s demand for a better portfolio comes a few days after Patel reportedly got miffed after finance, urban development and petroleum portfolios were taken from him.

Published: 03rd January 2018 07:18 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd January 2018 07:18 PM   |  A+A-

State Fisheries Minister Parshottam Solanki (Photo | Twitter)

By ANI

GANDHINAGAR: After Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel threw major shade over the allocation of portfolios in the new BJP government in Gujarat, state Fisheries Minister Parshottam Solanki on Wednesday caused a stir asking Chief Minister Vijay Rupani for a “better” portfolio and Cabinet rank.

“It is not about me, it is about the Koli community. The Koli community is not satisfied with the portfolio given to me,” Solanki said while addressing the media here.

He further noted that he will do and accept whatever the community says.

“Whatever Koli society will say I will do that work only. They expect that I will work for their welfare and sake. I will surely fulfill all their demands and requirements”, he said.

Solanki’s demand for a better portfolio comes a few days after Patel reportedly got miffed after finance, urban development and petroleum portfolios were taken from him. The cracks in the new government were visible when Patel did not assume office in the Sachivalaya in Gandhinagar on Friday even as many ministers took charge.

Singing the same tune, Solanki asserted that his community is influential in many Assembly seats and hence, expects a better rank. 

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