He was chairing the 26th meeting of the Western Zonal Council in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The Western Zonal Council comprises Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and the Union Territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Shah, in his address, said that after the passage of the 3 new bills – Bhartiya Nyaya Sanhita Bill, 2023, BhartiyaNagrik Suraksha Sanhita Bill, 2023, and Bharatiya Sakshya Bill, 2023 – introduced by the Modi government in Parliament, no case can continue for more than 2 years, which will result in elimination of 70% negative energy.
He asked all the states to work towards creating the necessary basic infrastructure and capacity for the implementation of these laws. Shah further pointed out that between 2014 and 2023, a total of 23 meetings of the Zonal Councils and 29 meetings of its Standing Committees were held, whereas from 2004 to 2014, there were 11 meetings of the Zonal Council and 14 meetings of the Standing Committees.
He said that during the meetings of Zonal Councils held between 2014 and 2023, 1143 issues were resolved, which is more than 90% of the total issues.