18 June, 2021

Modi-Baiters Union

Keshubhai leads the charge against the Gujarat CM

Mayur Bhatt
Modi-Baiters Union

As Narendra Modi eyes New Delhi, dark clouds are gathering over the horizon in his home state in an election year. Veteran BJP leader and former CM Keshubhai Patel’s bungalow in sector 19 of the state capital, which until a few months ago looked deserted, is now buzzing with activity. Keshubhai had been disgruntled in 2007, but did not lead from the front. This time he plans to do exactly that and take Modi head-on. On the afternoon of May 30, stalwarts of the old brigade met at his residence to brainstorm on the future course of action. Besides Keshubhai, there were former chief minister Suresh Mehta, who had quit the BJP before the last assembly elections; former Union minister Kashiram Rana, who is still in the BJP but sidelined; former MP K.D. Jeswani; RSS leader Keshavrao Damle and one-time home minister in the Modi government and now Mahagujarat Janata Party president, Gordhan Zadaphia—all Modi-baiters. Mehta said the meeting was held primarily to discuss ways and means of creating awareness about the fear psychosis of Modi...

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