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Former Gujarat BJP MLA Kalsaria joins Congress (Lead)

Wednesday - July 11, 2018 11:22 pm , Category : INDIA
New Delhi/Ahmedabad July 11 (IANS) Former Gujarat BJP MLA Kanu Kalsaria who had successfully spearheaded a huge public agitation against a Nirma cement plant in the state s Mahuva on Wednesday evening joined the Congress party after a meeting with party president Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi.
Kalsaria who is a social activist and a surgeon drifted away from the BJP while running the agitation against the cement factory because of the "pro-capitalist" regime of Narendra Modi as the Chief Minister and now as the Prime Minister.
"I have been fighting social causes but needed the right political strength to do it more effectively. I feel I can do through the Congress party " he told media persons after meeting Gandhi.
Kalsaria who had joined the Aam Aadmi Party in 2014 and became its chief in Gujarat said: "Somehow AAP could not emerge strongly in the State and I also tried as an independent candidate but could not make a dent."
"Farmers are unhappy they want their rights. There is unemployment health and education are serious issues in Gujarat. I decided I should join the Congress where I can work effectively " said the three-time BJP lawmaker (1997-2012).
State Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi told IANS: "Kanubhai is a sincere man with a clean image dedicated to public welfare for years. It is a good news for the Congress party that he has joined us and that too without any conditions whatsoever."

--IANS desai/vd