Gujarat Law minister Rajendra Trivedi on Thursday announced the construction of new high-rise court buildings in the State. He said that the state government has always given priority to the law department and judiciary and so, an all-inclusive budget allocation is made to this department.
Rajendra Trivedi is the BJP’s tallest leader in Vadodara city, he is a former Assembly Speaker, and a lawyer who defended some of the 2002 Gujarat riots accused. The two-time MLA from Vadodara’s Raopura constituency is known for being outspoken. He said “In the last year, the department was allocated Rs. 1740 crore. At an estimated cost of Rs.100 crore, multi-storeyed court buildings have been prepared at various taluka-district headquarters of the state, which includes Khambhaliya, Devbhoomi Dwarka, Rajpipla, Gandhidham and Vadodara. Up next, the court building is to be prepared in 17 districts and talukas at a cost of 435 crores in Gandhinagar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Rajkot and other places.”
The minister added that the state government is concerned about the courts and also about judges and staff members. The government will provide modern facilities to them too. Recently, the state government allotted 104 flats for judges in Ahmedabad. The purpose was to provide immediate accommodation to the judges transferred to Ahmedabad.
Earlier, Gujarat cabinet ministers Rajendra Trivedi and Purnesh Modi were stripped of their revenue and roads and buildings portfolios following “complaints” of inefficiency. Both cabinet portfolios will now be with CM Bhupendra Patel who gave the revenue charge to Minister of State for Home, Harsh Sanghavi, and that of Roads and Buildings to MoS (Industries) Jagdish Panchal.