Ahmedabad, Oct 22 (UNI) Senior BJP leader and former Gujarat Chief Minister, Keshubhai Patel felicitated suspended party MLA Gordhan Zadafia here.
''Gordhanbhai is the future leader of our state,'' Mr Patel said while addressing the function organised by Ramlila Samiti at Rakhial in the city last night, which is also Zadafia's assembly segment from where he contested the election in 2002.
''Mr Zadafia is a fighter. He is not afraid of anyone or anything and is fighting for the cause,'' Mr Patel said in praise of Mr Zadafia who has organised more than 80 farmers' meets against the Modi government in the state.
The veteran leader, however, refrained from speaking against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in his brief speech.
''As the time is running out for 'Ravan Dahan' (burning of demon king Ravan's effigy on Dussehra), I would not like to take too much of your time. Ravans should be immediately killed,'' said Mr Zadafia in his speech and added Keshubhai was their (rebels) leader and 'margdarshak' (guide).