Former Congress leader, Shankersinh Vaghela, on Tuesday, joined ‘Jan Vikalp’, a party formed by his supporters. It was launched by his supporters, with hoardings and an online media campaign. Launched on 5 September, Jan Vikalp, is likely to remain active throughout the election season. The website, www.Janvikalp.in states that the people of Gujarat want to have options other than the BJP and the Congress. Besides this, a mobile number is also given that invites people to give a missed call to register.
The twitter account describes the forum as: “Jan Vikalp is a citizens’ movement to bring about the much-needed change in the society.
As per reports, Parthesh Patel is the founding member of the forum. He has also served as Vaghela’s social media manager.
Vaghela had tendered his resignation to Gujarat assembly speaker, Ramanlal Vora, in August. He had insisted he would not join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Reportedly, he was upset with the Congress’ central leadership over not being declared the party’s chief ministerial candidate for the Gujarat elections likely in December.