Two BJP functionaries, including an MLA were injured as their car turned turtle after hitting a buffalo on the Ahmedabad-Rajkot highway.
BJP MLA from Dhoraji, Dr. Mahendrabhai Padalia, and Rajkot District BJP Secretary, Ravibhai Makdia were travelling in a car around 2 AM, when it collided with a buffalo near Limbdi. Both the MLA and the BJP secretary were shifted to Limdi hospital for treatment.
Limbdi MLA Kiritsinhji Rana rushed to the spot as soon as information about the accident reached him. The car was completely damaged in the incident.
Dr. Mahendra Padalia had served as Rajkot Civic Body Vice President from 1997 to 2000, Rajkot District BJP President from 2000 to 2005, District Panchayat Member from 2005 to 2010, Human Rights Cell Regional Convener from 2009 to 2011, and Porbandar District Incharge. He was also a Professor of Law at Saurashtra University from 2011 to 2014, Chancellor of Saurashtra University from 2016 to 2019, and Chancellor of the University in Godhra.
In another case, on Monday, Dhari MLA JV Kakdia’s car was also involved in a bike accident. As MLA JV Kakdia’s family had a wedding, they left Chalala with a convoy of seven to eight cars to go to the nearby resort of Dhari. When Kakdia’s car approached Parbadi, an accident occurred with a bike, injuring a young man named Kishan Mukeshbhai Rathod from Karjala village of Savarkundla.
Kakdia said he was in the car behind when the accident happened, and the injured youth was promptly taken to the hospital with his driver.