Shweta seems to have already started her campaign against senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Modi. On Thursday, Nov 15, Shweta said that the state is not a fiefdom of an individual but it is the responsibility of every one living in the state to make it free from fear. She said this attending a function organised by an NGO. Political circuit in Gujarat are abuzz that Shweta will be contesting elections against Chief Minister Modi in the forthcoming assembly polls scheduled on Dec 13 and 17.
Speaking at the event, Shweta said that politics of hatred prevails instead of democratic politics in the state. She appealed to the people of the state to work for restoration of peace, truth, justice and non-violence in the state. She also alleged that phone calls of the government officials are being tapped which has caused a panic among them. Alleging spying by the government, she also said that her residence is under state government's radar and every activity there is being closely monitored.
It is also being speculated that she could join the Congress though she has denied divulging anything in this regard.
Shweta's husband Sanjeev Bhatt is facing prosecution in 20-year-old case of custodial death and it is most likely that he could be arrested at any point of time. He was suspended after alleging complicity of Chief Minister Narendra Modi in 2002 post Godhra riots in the state.
When Bhatt was arrested last year in a fake affidavit case in which he was charged of misusing the name of his subordinate official to frame the Chief Minister, Shweta had openly come in defence of her husband and had written to the Union Home Minister fearing threat to Bhatt's life.
(With inputs from PTI)