Coming out openly against the central leadership of BJP,senior party leader Keshubhai Patel on Friday accused them of going back on their promise to remove Narendra Modi as Chief Minister after the 2007 Assembly polls in the state.
Not only Narendra Modi but central leaders of BJP are also liars and that is the reason I have decided to come out in open against them, Patel said at a Parivartan Sammelan organised by the anti-Modi faction of the BJP in the city.
Central leaders L K Advani and the then party president M Venkaia Naidu had promised me they would remove Modi after the 2007 polls. After one year,when I met Advani and asked him about the promised change of leadership in Gujarat,he said they had changed their mind, Patel said,addressing a huge gathering here.
Patel had,in the run-up to the 2007 elections,raised his voice against Modi. However,after talks with the partys central leadership,he had stopped his anti-Modi activity.
Assembly elections are scheduled to be held in December 2012.
The situation in Gujarat is deteriorating day by day under Modis rule,Patel said,adding that farmers were committing suicide and corruption had become the norm.
Apart from Patel,the rally was addressed by leaders like former CM Suresh Mehta,Kashiram Rana and MJP chief Gordhan Zadaphia.