Ahmedabad, Sep 19, 2017: Rebel Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela here on Tuesday formally joined ‘Jan Vikalp’, a party formed by his supporters while announcing the formation of a third front in Gujarat.
Addressing a crowded press conference, the maverick leader said, “It is a myth to say that an alternative political force can’t work in Gujarat.”
Vaghela, who had engineered a revolt of sorts in the opposition Congress last month, said the people were fed up with the BJP and the Congress and were desperate for an alternative.
The Jan Vikalp campaign states that people want to have options other than the BJP and the Congress in the state. A line in the campaign asks: “Why should the BJP or the Congress be the only options?” The Jan Vikalp website says that over the past 70 years neither the BJP nor the Congress has given “anything except atrocities, exploitation, poverty, fear, hunger and corruption.”
The campaign promises solve problems that the industry and traders are facing because of the GST.
Vaghela, who had snapped ties with the Bharatiya Janata Party in the late nineties to set up his own party that later merged with the Congress has finally established his own party to leave no stone unturned in making strategies to win the Gujarat elections.