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People want change: Keshubhai

Posted on Nov 04, 07:30PM | UNI

Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP) president Keshubhai Patel has said the people of the state have fed up with the current regime and want change.

Talking to mediapersons at GPP headquarters here last evening, Mr Patel said he undetook a 35-day Parivartan tour of the state that covered around 6,000 km to know the public mood. He said wherever he went, the people thronged to see him.

'Without naming Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the people expressed their desire to have change of leadership in the state,' he said.

Mr Patel, an arch rival of Mr Modi, said many BJP workers are ready to join GPP if they do not get a ticket for upcoming assembly elections.

'But we are not here to oblige whoever approaches us shunned either by the Congress or the BJP. We will give tickets only to genuine candidates who are acceptable to the people,' he said.

The GPP will begin the process of selecting candidates from November 11 and finished it by November 16.

Replying to a query, Mr Patel claimed that since his party was going to get a majority in coming polls, the question of supporting any party does not arises.