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Congress dalit leader Girish Parmar joins BJP

Posted on Nov 28, 07:43PM | UNI

Gujarat Congress vice-president and a dalit leader Girish Parmar joined BJP alongwith his supporters here this evening, he said.

Mr Parmar joined the BJP in presence of senior party leader Kaushik Patel at the party headquarters here. Several of his supporters too joined the party.

Mr Parmar resigned from Congress this afternoon after his efforts to secure a ticket for Danilimda seat paid no results.

Talking to mediapersons, Mr Parmar said he was upset with Congress for allotting the ticket for Danilimda reserved seat in Ahmedabad to Shailesh Parmar, who he claimed is not a dalit and not of Gujarat origin.

He admitted the BJP has not made any promises about giving him ticket for the assembly election.