Congress worker stabbed, three held

SURAT: Police arrested three persons Tuesday in connection with the last night incident in which a Congress worker was stabbed in Umarpada taluka of Surat district while he was returning home after campaigning for Tejas Chaudhary, the Congress candidate from Mangrol constituency. The victim, Manoj Chaudhary (40) is said to be critical and has been shifted New Civil Hospital in Surat. For Mangrol seat, Tejas Chaudhary is pitted against BJP's Ganpat Vasava.

Union minister: Guj diverting central funds

SURAT: Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma, who was here to campaign for Congress on Tuesday, accused the state government of not using thousands of crores of rupees sent by the Centre under various national schemes like MNREGA and JNNURM and instead diverting it into new schemes of its own.

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