Shaktisinh Gohil Vows To Consolidate Congress And Fight For Gujarat’s Real Asmita
Senior Congress leader and Rajyasabha MP Shaktisinh Gohil said he will ensure that development and benefits in Gujarat are not just passed on to selected coterie of billionaires adding that Gujarat Congress would strive for a balanced developement bridging the huge gap between the Much Haves and Have Nots in the State.
After bowing down to Mahatma Gandhi and seeking Bapu’s blessings,Gohil took out an impressive padyatra from Sabarmati Ashram to the Rajiv Gandhi Bhavan in Paldi which is the Gujarat Congress headquarters. Gohil will take over as the State Congress president from Jagdish Thakor tomorrow.
He said he did not want to inconvenience the public and create traffic snarls and hence he chose to take out the padyatra on a Sunday. Congress party leaders, workers and well wishers from 33 districts across the State attended the padyatra.
Gohil acknowledged that several leaders and workers had quit the Congress in Gujarat in last few years and that he would endeavour to bring them back to the Party. “I promise that I will not endure any groupism, nepotism and factionalism. We will work as one cohesive unit and take upon the BJP in a strong, structured and strategic manner”, he emphasised.
Citing the example of Karnataka,Gohil said he would strive for inclusive growth in Gujarat. “Just like Karnataka, where Bajrangbali and Ali both supported us, I will ensure that we fight for better conditions for MSME sector, employment opportunities for youth besides peace and equality across the State that has a glorious ancient history of co-existence of different caste, communities and creed. The serial government exam paper leaks,the fixed pay system, selective profiling and discrimination against people belonging to certain castes and communities have all contributed in ensuring that most Gujaratis live in a state of constant fear. “Fear of being harassed, fear of not getting jobs as per the merit, fear of surveillance, fear of being punished for doing what is right.