Ahmedabad, Oct 26 (UNI) Republican Party of India (RPI) president Ramdas Athawale today said his party was open to an alliance with secular parties in the forthcoming Gujarat Assembly Elections.
''In order to defeat Narendra Modi's dictatorship, we are willing to forge alliance with Congress and NCP. However, in the event of no party forging an alliance with us, we will fight the election on our own by fielding 15 to 20 candidates,'' Mr Athawale told reporters.
''The main feature of our party's manifesto is security and social justice for the backward class. There has been a rise in crime against dalits and women in Gujarat during the Modi government,'' he alleged.