Akhilesh Yadav meets Shankersinh Vaghela, the person who as soon as introduced down BJP govt in Gujarat, sparks speculations forward of 2024 elections2 min read
On March 11, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (UP) met former Gujarat CM Shankarsinh Vaghela, the person who pulled off the largest coup within the state with the assistance of Congress when he introduced down BJP authorities in 1996.
Yadav was on a Gujarat tour amidst civic elections in Uttar Pradesh. Though no particulars of the assembly are public, it’s speculated that Yadav is making an attempt for a 3rd entrance for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in 2024. Reports recommend that Akhilesh may attend a marriage ceremony at Vaghela’s home. Vaghela had earlier met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 10 and invited him to the reception of his grandson’s wedding ceremony ceremony, scheduled for March 12.
Notably, SP has been making an attempt to increase its presence exterior UP for a very long time. The celebration has marked its presence, although at a really small scale, in states like Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Gujarat. Success, nevertheless, in these states remains to be a far-away dream for the celebration, whereas it stays out of energy at its dwelling floor, UP, since 2017.
The Khajuraho Kaand of Gujarat politics
After the demolition of the disputed construction in Ayodhya in December 1992, there was a saffron undercurrent in Gujarat. In 1995, BJP gained the Gujarat elections and secured 121 seats out of 182 Assembly seats. Keshubhai Patel was elected because the Chief Minister. Vaghela, who was thought of the ‘real architect’ of the victory, felt not noted within the cabinet.
In September 1995, Keshubhai was on a visit to the US when Vaghela took his supporting MLAs to his village in Casan. He managed to get the assist of 55 MLAs. They had been then shifted to Charda village, the place Congress supporter Haribhai Chaudhary lived.
The insurgent MLAs had been shifted to Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh. Top BJP management, together with Atal Bihari Vajpayee, tried to speak to Vaghela, however he put a situation to exile Narendra Modi from Gujarat. Later, Keshubhai was faraway from the CM publish, and Vaghela-loyalist Suresh Mehta turned the CM. In 1996, Vaghela was expelled from the celebration. He fashioned his personal celebration and fashioned a authorities with Congress’s assist from the skin. However, the federal government didn’t final even a yr. By the tip of 1998, his celebration was merged with Congress.