The Gujarat government ran bulldozers on January 16 in a number of locations. In the Kutch region of the state, 36 commercial establishments and 6 madrasas have been demolished.
The border coastal area action plan reportedly saw the bulldozers put into action.
BJP supporters in Surat campaigned JCB (bulldozers) during the Gujarat assembly election campaign in November. The incident happened as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh was travelling to the state to campaign for voters.
Notably, Yogi Adityanath, the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, is also referred to as Bulldozer Baba because he has used bulldozers to demolish illegal structures built by criminals in the state.
In Gujarat, too, the BJP had boasted during the election campaign about using bulldozers to clear out trespassers and criminals.