Count down of MahaGujarat Janata Party begins
Ahmedabad, 11 July, 2011
It seems the MahaGujarat Janata Party formed by former BJP minister Gordhan Zadafia is on the verge of finishing.
After one of the founders Balubhai Tanti rejoined BJP last week and other founder Sunil Oza resigned from the party, now another important MJP leader Arvind Rana has also left the party.
Rana is former Councillor of Surat. He was MJP’s Surat city unit President and main supporter of Fakirbhai Chauhan, prominent face of MJP in Surat.
Gordhan Zadafia, a loyalist of Keshubhai Patel and Pravin Togadia was offered ministry birth by Gujarat Chief Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Zadafia remained present in oath taking ceremony but refused to go on stage and accept the ministry when his name was announced. Zadafia was slapped notice by the party. Later he formed MahaGujarat Janata Party along with some other BJP disidents.
MJP has not been able to make its mark in Gujarat’s mainstream political arena so far. The party has not been able to cut BJP’s vote share. Its founder person Zadafia lost Lok Sabha election. The party has not been able to win a single assembly seat in any by-election. The party lost badly in civic and district panchayat polls.
Sources told DeshGujarat that without any notable victory and sufficient amount of fund, it is now difficult to sustain.
It is interesting to note that in Gujarat’s politics, the third party has hardly survived. Be it late Chimanbhai Patel’s Kisan Majdoor Lok Paksha or Shankarsinh Vaghela’s MahaGujarat Janata Party, no third political party has been successful to win the people.
STATEMENT OF Dr. SUBRAMANIAN
SWAMY, PRESIDENT OF JANATA PARTY
The crack down in Ramlila Grounds in in the dark hours of the night today signals the beginning of the end of the UPA government. Such panic reaction
of any government in history has only foretold its downfall. The UPA government instead of cracking down on crooks, hawala operators, and illegal foreign bank account holders,has instead swooped on an unarmed Swamiji and world renowed Yoga teracher who had wanted effective action against the corruption making India look like a tin pot dictatorship in a Banana Republic. But since the UPA government has now written its own death warrant, the democratic minded anti-corruption forces should rejoice in this foolishness as the silver lining in this dark cloud reminiscent of the Emergency.