Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and other BJP leaders attended RSS state co-ordination meeting chaired by its general secretary (sarkaryavah) Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi here today.
Joshi has been on a four-day visit of Gujarat from yesterday to hold meetings with state RSS functionaries and heads of 30 different organisations backed by it, such as BJP, VHP, Bharatiya Kisan Sangh, Bharatiya Majdoor Sangh, Sahakar Bharti, Vidya Bharti, Vigyan Bharti, etc.
According to Gujarat RSS spokesperson Pradeep Jain, Joshi convened the co-ordination meet, where leaders of these 30 RSS-backed organisations, including Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel were present.
“State ministers, who were present at today’s meet include Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Shanker Chaudhari and Vijay Rupnai.
State BJP president R C Faldu, party general secretary I K Jadeja and in-charge of Gujarat BJP Dinesh Sharma also attended the meeting,” Jain said.
The meet comes at a time when Gujarat BJP is in the process of selecting its new state president as Faldu’s term has already got over.
The meeting also holds significance in the wake of BJP’s defeat in rural parts of Gujarat in the recently-held local body polls, which took place close on the heels of the Patel quota agitation.