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Ex-Gujarat CMs Vijay Rupani, Suresh Mehta escape unhurt in separate accidents involving their vehicles

Mehta was the chief minister of Gujarat from October 1995 to September 1996 while Rupani served as the chief minister of Gujarat from 2016 to 2021.
Last Updated : 06 November 2023, 15:30 IST
Last Updated : 06 November 2023, 15:30 IST

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Ahmedabad: Former Gujarat chief ministers Vijay Rupani and Suresh Mehta escaped unhurt in separate accidents involving their vehicles on Monday, police said.

A 50-year-old motorcyclist was injured when one of the vehicles in Rupani's convoy hit him on the Ahmedabad-Rajkot highway around 10.30 am, an official said.

The accident occurred near Limbdi town of Surendranagar district when the victim, Prabhu Thakarshi, was trying to cross the highway on his two-wheeler and the former chief minister's convoy was passing at the same time, deputy superintendent of police C P Mundhwa said.

Rupani, who is in charge of the BJP's affairs in Punjab, was travelling to Gandhinagar from Rajkot, he said.

'The convoy stopped after one of its vehicles hit the motorcyclist. Rupani, who was in another car, also alighted and inquired about the injured man who was taken to a hospital in Limbdi in a convoy vehicle. The man sustained minor injuries to his legs,' Mundhwa said, adding that no FIR has been registered in this regard.

Rupani served as the chief minister of Gujarat from 2016 to 2021.

In a separate accident, a truck hit former chief minister Suresh Mehta's car near Halvad town of Morbi district, police said.

Mehta was travelling to Kutch from Ahmedabad when a truck hit his car at a roundabout. The car was left with some scratches, inspector Dipak Dhol of Halvad police station said.

'The truck driver applied brakes soon after Mehta's car stopped at the roundabout. Since heavy vehicles take more time to stop, the truck eventually touched the car at a slow speed. No one was injured in the incident, and Mehta continued his journey in another vehicle,' the inspector said.

Mehta was the chief minister of Gujarat from October 1995 to September 1996.

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Published 06 November 2023, 15:30 IST

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