Thursday, December 13, 2012

People are fed up of lies, false promises: Keshubhai

GPP prez says the response to his Parivartan Yatra has been overwhelming
We will hopefully get a majority. The question of supporting
a BJP or Congress-led government does not arise.”
— Keshubhai Patel
DNA Correspondent
Keshubhai Patel, president of Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP), said he was confident that his party will get a majority and form government after the assembly elections. Patel has just completed the first phase of his Gujarat Parivartan Yatra.
“The total membership of our party has reached 12 lakh in just two-and-half months. We will achieve the target of 15 lakh by the month-end. People are fed up with lies, false promises and the authoritarian ways of Modi. That is why more and more people are joining us,” Keshubhai said, while addressing a press conference in Ahmedabad on Wednesday.
He added sarcastically that after three decades, the BJP has just 32 lakh members.
“Winds of change are here. People from all walks of life have welcomed us during the first phase of the yatra. More will follow,” Keshubhai said.
“Our party is new. Amari pase nana nathi pan mana chhe (We do not have funds but we have public support),” he said.
When asked about post-poll alliances, he said GPP was aiming for a majority and will hopefully get it. “Hence, the question of supporting a BJP or Congress-led government does not arise,” Keshubhai said.
He further said that his party had completed the first phase of Parivartan Yatra and had been welcomed by huge crowds at all places where it had gone. The second phase will start from Kutch and cover three districts of Saurashtra.
“We are not focusing on any particular community. All are welcome to join us. We intend to bring about a total change in politics, policy, and in government,” he said. This time people will not go by religion or caste while voting, he added.