Ahmedabad, Oct 19: Unhappy with the Congress, the Indian Justice Party (IJP) has decided to fight the forthcoming assembly in Gujarat on its own, fielding more than 100 candidates.
''During the last assembly elections in 2002, we had come to Gujarat at the call of Congress to campaign against Chief Minister Narendra Modi. At the request of Congress, we had withdrawn the nomination of our 60 candidates from the election. Since Congress did not honour our sacrifice, this time, we have decided to fight the election on our own,'' IJP president Dr Udit Raj told reporters here today.
''Gujarat president of Samajwadi Janata Party (Rashtriya) R K Singh has joined our party with his 3000 party workers,'' he said while claiming that though the IJP does not hold popularity in urban Gujarat, it does have a strong hold in remote tribal and dalit dominated villages.