"This government, which has lost moral grounds to stay in power for even one day, has started threatening traders and other people not to join in tomorrow's bandh. We fear that this government will resort to high handedness so that people don't succeed in showing their disappointment," Leader of Opposition Shankarsinh Vaghela said.

"Tomorrow is Mahavir Jayanti and we have decided that whatever violent steps this government will take, we will lodge our strongest protest by adhering to non-violent ways," he said.

Gujarat Congress president Arjun Modhwadia alleged that, the administration across the state has started all-out efforts to ensure that people don't support the bandh call from today itself.

"We want to warn those officers not to snatch away our constitutional rights to protest, or else they will have to face the consequences,” he said.

He appealed to the people of the state to show their disappointment towards the Modi government without any fear. "After IPS officer DG Vanzara's letter, the real criminal and murderous face of this government has been exposed and it should resign immediately," he said.

In his resignation letter, suspended IPS officer Vanzara claimed that he and his men had merely implemented the Gujarat government's conscious policy of "zero tolerance" towards terrorism.


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