Gujarat farmer chief Jayesh Patel, who has been on the forefront of protests in opposition to the upcoming Bullet Practice undertaking, joined the BJP at the moment.
The affected farmers had by no means been in opposition to improvement, Jayesh Patel stated including that he has realised that dialogue with the federal government is a greater solution to resolve points.
He was welcomed into the occasion at its headquarters in Gandhinagar by newly-appointed state unit chief CR Paatil and cupboard minister Ganpat Vasava.
Surat-based Jayesh Patel, a outstanding title within the cooperative sector in south Gujarat, heads Dakshin Gujarat Khedut Samaaj.
A number of protests had been held by farmers beneath him in Surat, Navsari and Valsad districts demanding higher compensation for his or her land being acquired for the formidable Bullet Practice undertaking that goals to attach Mumbai with Ahmedabad.
Farmers had additionally filed petitions within the Gujarat Excessive Court docket in opposition to the land acquisition. These petitions had been, nevertheless, discarded by the excessive courtroom final 12 months.
“I realised that as an alternative of agitation, farmers’ points might be resolved in a significantly better approach by holding talks with the federal government. I’m assured that my step to hitch the BJP will ultimately profit farmers,” Mr Patel informed reporters.
He stated farmers had been primarily demanding increased compensation for his or her land and had by no means been in opposition to improvement per se.
He claimed farmers in Surat’s Olpad taluka have acquired the next compensation after he held talks with Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and Income Minister Kaushik Patel.
“We’ll now attempt to resolve points confronted by farmers in Navsari and Valsad district via a dialogue with the federal government. Farmers are able to cooperate,” he added.
In the meantime, CR Paatil stated farmers from south Gujarat needed Jayesh Patel to hitch the BJP in order that “he can serve the folks in a greater approach”.
Of the 508.17-km-long bullet practice hall, 155.76 km will likely be in Maharashtra, 348.04 km in Gujarat and 4.three km in Dadra and Nagar Haveli.