Despite a perfect attendance record in Parliament, participation in several debates and private member bills to his credit, the term of the MP has been tarnished by corruption charges and controversies. He has nine pending criminal cases.
Ahmedabad East constituency has been a BJP stronghold for several terms. This election, as incumbent MP Paresh Rawal backs off, both BJP and INC have fielded candidates from the Patidar community, in the wake of continuing demand and agitation for reservations for them.
The Ahmedabad West constituency was formed in 2008 following the delimitation exercise. BJP’s Kirit P Solanki was elected in both Lok Sabha elections since its creation and will be seeking a third term on April 23rd. Check out who the rival candidates are in the upcoming election.
Dr Kirit P Solanki, MP of Ahmedabad West since 2009, has a very impressive record of attendance and participation in debates, He introduced 37 private member bills, which is the second highest by any MP in the 16th Lok Sabha.
Paresh Rawal has played several iconic roles in both mainstream and parallel cinema. But as the MP from Ahmedabad East, his performance leaves a lot to be desired. He had a dismal attendance and participation record in Parliament.
Andhra Pradesh voted to elect their MLAs and MPs on April 11th; meanwhile, residents of Chittoor city have put together a comprehensive manifesto that speaks about the welfare schemes they would expect their chosen leaders to implement.