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Not going back to BJP,says Keshubhai

Last week,GPP MLA Nalin Kotadia had claimed that it was just a matter of time before Patel and the entire GPP merged with the BJP.

Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP) leader Keshubhai Patel on Monday denied reports about his possible return to the BJP,saying,“Hun jyan chhu tyan barabar chhu (I am fine where I am)”.

On his absence from a GPP function earlier,Patel said,“I have pain in my legs. I could not attend the party function due to health reasons.” Patel set up the GPP after his exit from the BJP. The GPP,in its maiden elections in December 2012,could win only two seats,both in Saurashtra.

Last week,GPP MLA Nalin Kotadia had claimed that it was just a matter of time before Patel and the entire GPP merged with the BJP.

Asked about Kotadia’s statement,Patel said,“Kotadia may say anything’’,adding,“Nobody has approached me. And I am talking to nobody. There is no question of going back’’.

Kotadia could not be contacted on Monday.