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BJP's rebel RJP to contest LS polls in Gujarat

india Updated: Feb 11, 2009 20:57 IST
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The Rashtraiya Janta Party, recently formed by rebel BJP leaders, will contest coming Lok Sabha Elections from 26 constituencies, party sources said.

The party which has backing of rebel BJP leaders like Keshubhai Patel and Suresh Mehta, both of them former chief ministers of Gujarat, is likely to dent votes of BJP, in the coming elections, they said.

"We are preparing ourselves to fight in as many seats as possible in the Lok Sabha elections of the state," president of the party, Gordhan Zadfiya said.

"We wish to give a third alternative to the people of the state who just have options of BJP and Congress. Ours is a regional party which is likely to gain prominence in the near future," Zadafia who is considered to be close to Keshubhai, said.

"Party has evaluated 18 constituencies out of 26 after they were re-drawn due to delimitation. We will evaluate other constituencies soon," he added.

" We will try to strategically put up candidates in some seats, which may bring up surprise results," Zadafia said, revealing possibility of his party denting BJP votes in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.