Friday, August 31, 2012

Keshubhai to contest Assembly elections

Addressing a public meet at Junagagh, 84-year-old Keshubhai Patel on Sunday announced that he would contest the Assembly elections this year. This will be the first election for Patel after he was ousted from his post as chief minister by Narendra Modi in 2001.
The decision would be finalised by August after he consults his associates like MahaGujarat Janata Party (MJP) president Gordhan Zadaphia and BJP veterans Kanshiram Rana and Suresh Mehta, he said.
The two-time chief minister of Gujarat in his speech equated Modi with German dictator Adolf Hitler for his style of “functioning” and the “use of state machinery for his propaganda”, and called for a changed in governance. “It is high time that we bring in the change,” added Patel.
Without using Modi’s name, Patel said, “His style of functioning matches that of Hitler’s. He is snatching away people’s rights.”