Gandhinagar: Gujarat’s former Chief Minister Shankersinh Vaghela on Sunday declared that he is good to go to launch his new party, Prajashakti Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
The former Chief Minister said that the ongoing ruling party is corrupt and unfit thus the party is giving the people of the state an option in the forthcoming assembly elections.
“People are looking for an alternative. The ‘Maalik’ of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Congress and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is one, so it makes no difference,” Vaghela said.
Attacking the BJP-drove state government in Gujarat, the former CM added that removing the portfolios from two ministers (Rajendra Desai and Purnesh Modi) does not end corruption.
Asked about his new gathering with BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, Vaghela said, “We hosted a decent discussion about various parties. After meeting him, I have taken this decision to revive my party as he showed his support towards it and has also referenced in his tweet.”
Vaghela added that his go for the forthcoming state assembly elections is to battle for all of the 182 seats with great leaders.
In response to a question on whether he is in talks with any BJP or Congress politicians about joining the PDP, he stated, “As of now, I have not spoken to anybody about leaving their ongoing party to join mine. If they accept this party has an opportunity, they will join my party.”
On Sunday, Vaghela made various promises to people, including health insurance worth 12 lakh rupees for families acquiring up to 12 lakh rupees for each annum, free education up to post-graduate level for children of families procuring up to 12 lakh rupees, work for the jobless and unemployment benefits for those jobless, waiver of water tax and up to 100 units of free electricity, advance waiver and relief in electricity bills for farmers and new scientific alcohol strategy.
“I am the only one in favor to lift the ban on alcohol, which will save the lives of people who die after drinking spurious liquor.” Lifting the ban will also generate income which can be utilized to give free education to post-graduate-level students of families with lesser income,” he said.
Vaghela after resigning from the post of leader of Opposition in 2017, had also shaped another outfit – Jan Vikalp Morcha which contested yet failed to win seats in the 2017 Gujarat Legislative Assembly political race.