Ahmedabad : A former Congress leader . the daughter of a former chief minister and a Dalit writer on Monday joined the Aam Aadmi Party in Gujarat , where elections are likely to be held in December .
Chetan Raval , son of former state home minister Prabodh Raval and a former president of a city unit of the Congress , had resigned from the party on Saturday and joined the AAP claiming he was encouraged by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s ” people – orient ed approach “.
He said the Bharatiya Janata Party government in the state and at the Centre as well as the Congress had failed to solve people’s issues .
His father Prabodh ister of the state in the Raval was the home min 1980s under Madhavsinh Solanki and was also two time Congress state unit president .
Nita Mehta , daughter of former chief minister Chhabildas Mehta , also joined the AAP a day after meeting Kejriwal , who was on a two – day visit to the state on Saturday and Sunday.
A social worker , Meh ta said she was joining AAP due to Kejriwal’s governance in Delhi and his fight against inflation .
Dalit writer Sunil Jadav , who had returned a state government award in 2017 as a mark of pro test , also joined the AAP claiming the ruling dispensation in Gujarat had completely failed in eradicating untouchability of Dalits .
He said atrocities like not allowing Dalits inside temples , ride horses in marriage processions or keep moustaches etc were on the rise in the state but no action was being taken . The three joined in the presence of AAP national joint secretary Indranil Rajguru .