Ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections due in December this year, the state-based Bharatiya Tribal Party (BTP) is being wooed by both Congress and AAP, but BTP leader and Dediapada MLA Mahesh Vasava has said that his father Chhotubhai Vasava will take over. . Called on Saturday only after a long conversation with AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal
Kejriwal will take part in the Tiranga Yatra (Tiranga March) along with Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann in Ahmedabad on Saturday to kick-start the party’s campaign in Gujarat.
Vasava had also met Kejriwal recently, but he said Saturday’s meeting would be important. “He (Kejriwal) has promised us that after 6 pm he will answer all our questions and tell us about his vision. We are ready for discussion. We will provide water for STs (Scheduled Tribes),” he said. And we want land rights and we can’t take it away. Our legacy is without any guarantee,” he said. However, he said that farmers would benefit from the model schools and mohalla clinics of the Delhi government and free electricity on the lines of Delhi. Congress leaders have also approached the BTP, which fought in an alliance with the Congress in 2017 and won two seats. ET has learned that Congress leaders recently had a meal with Chhotu Vasava and his sons and tried to persuade them to revive the alliance.