Monday, August 6, 2012

Narendra Modi shielding corrupt ministers

Both leaders have decided against renewing primary membership of BJP, Keshubhai to lead third front

Former chief minister Keshubhai Patel on Friday gave clear signals of
quitting BJP, a party with which he has been associated for over four
decades now. He has decided against renewing the primary membership of
the party, and will also lead the third front during the upcoming
assembly elections.
A host of anti-Modi leaders, including six-time Surat MP Kashiram
Rana, former chief minister Suresh Patel, MJP president Gordhan
Zadafia, former minister Nalin Bhatt, and others met at Keshubhai
Patel’s residence in Gandhinagar on Friday, to chalk out their future
strategy to take on chief minister Narendra Modi. Coming out of the
meeting, which lasted for well over two hours, Suresh Mehta and
Gordhan Zadafia told waiting media-persons that Keshubhai Patel and
Kashiram Rana would not renew their primary membership of the BJP.
“Keshubhai Patel is our leader. He and Kashiram Rana will quit BJP
soon. A third front will be formed under his (Keshubhai’s) leadership
in the last week of July or first week of August,” Suresh Mehta said.
This is the strongest signal from the dissidents’ camp yet that the
Patel strongman has decided to quit the BJP and take the fight against
Modi to the finish. It is, however, not still clear whether Patel
would join the MJP or float a new party. Sources indicate that a
formal announcement about his future plans could be made on July 24,
which is the Patel strongman’s birthday.