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Gujarat, India
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Voters in Gujarat looking towards third alternative: Vaghela

Former Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela on Sunday said that people of Gujarat are now looking towards a “third alternative”, as they are unhappy with both the BJP and the Congress.

“The people of Gujarat voted for Congress since 1960, but their expectations were belied. They have been voting the BJP to power for last 22 years. But now, the voters are looking towards a third alternative, and that is where (the recently-formed political forum) Jan Vikalp comes up,” Vaghela said at India TV conclave.

Vaghela, who was Leader of the Opposition, announced his resignation from the Congress on his 77th birthday on July 21, which was soon followed by the resignation of six legislators who joined the BJP ahead of the August 7 Rajya Sabha election.

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