Gujarat Parivartan Party

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Gujarat Parivartan Party
Leader

Keshubhai Patel (founder)

Gordhan Zadafia (president)
Founded 6 August 2012
Dissolved 24 February 2014
Headquarters Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Colours yellow
Election symbol
cricket bat

Gujarat Parivartan Party was a political party from Gujarat, India. It was founded by Keshubhai Patel in August 2012. It performed poorly in 2012 assembly elections. Later it was merged with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in February 2014.

Formation

GPP was founded by former Chief Minister of Gujarat Keshubhai Patel on 6 August 2012. Gordhan Zadafia led Mahagujarat Janata Party dissolved itself in the Gujarat Parivartan Party.[1]

2012 Gujarat legislative assembly elections

Gujarat Parivartan Party performed poorly and won two seats in Gujarat legislative assembly election, 2012.[2]

  1. Keshubhai Patel - Visavadar constituency
  2. Nalin Kotadiya - Dhari constituency

Merger with BJP

GPP MLA Keshubhai Patel resigned in February following his ill health in early February 2014.[3]

President of GPP Gordhan Zadafia announced merger of GPP with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on 24 February 2014. Senior leader of GPP and former chief minister Suresh Mehta opposed the decision. Nalin Kotadiya who represented Dhari in the Gujarat Legislative Assembly joined BJP along with party.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ "Keshubhai Patel formally launches Gujarat Parivartan Party". NDTV.com. 2012-08-06. Retrieved 2012-10-27.
  2. ^ Samay, Live (December 20, 2012). "Gujarat Assembly elections 2012 results: Winners list". samaylive.com. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
  3. ^ "Keshubhai resigns as MLA". The Times of India. 2014-02-14. Retrieved 2014-02-17.
  4. ^ "Gujarat Parivartan Party merges with BJP". Niticentral. Archived from the original on 2014-03-06.
  5. ^ "Keshubhai Patel's Gujarat Parivartan Party merges with BJP". Jagran.

External links

  • Official website
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