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.