Haren Pandya`s wife quits politics

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 22:36

Ahmedabad: Jagruti Pandya, wife of former minister in the BJP-led Gujarat government, who had fought the Gujarat assembly elections in 2012 on a Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP) ticket, has decided to put a full stop to politics.

Jagruti ventured into politics by joining the Gujarat Parivartan Party which merged with the BJP last month. She had contested elections from her husband`s traditional seat Ellisbridge assembly constituency and lost to BJP`s Rakesh Shah.
Replying to a question if she would join any other political party, she replied, "I have no plans to join any other political party. I had joined the GPP and the moment its leader went back to BJP, I decided to put a full stop to politics."

Haren Pandya was killed on March 26, 2003 near the Law Garden area of Ahmedabad, after two gunmen shot at him and fled. Later, the Gujarat High Court acquitted all the 12 arrested by the CBI in the Haren Pandya murder case.

Today, 11 years after the murder of her husband Haren Pandya, she is bitter since the BJP "forgot" to pay homage to the "martyr". Jagruti said that she would continue her fight for justice for her late husband.
"The late Haren Pandya was from the BJP, but the party leaders have no time to pay homage to the martyr. They have no time to remember his sacrifice. They did not even show humanity," Jagruti Pandya told PTI.

"We have heard speeches that martyrs who laid down their lives for the country are forgotten, but what are they doing now," Jagruti Pandya said, adding that the BJP has not made any effort to get Haren Pandya justice.


First Published: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 22:36

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