Just ahead of the Lok sabha Polls of 2019, loyalties of politicians change. In a interesting move , the former Gujarat Chief Minister Shankarsinh Vaghela was inducted into the Nationalist Congress Party in the presence of its chief Sharad Pawar and made the party’s national general secretary.
Pawar said NCP will use Vaghela’s political experience and mass following in Gujarat as well as for the party’s national development.
“When democracy is under threat in India under BJP rule, I have decided to join the NCP to fight against BJP and strengthen the hands of anti-BJP forces,” Vaghela said after joining Pawar’s party.
When queried whether he would fight the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, Vaghela said it was for his party to decide.
Speaking on the occasion, Pawar said, “I have asked Vaghela to not only concentrate on Gujarat but also contribute towards national development of NCP. He will be national general secretary of the party. In Gujarat we want to strengthen anti-BJP forces and by bringing in Vaghela, we have tried to do that.”