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Minister Devusinh Chauhan welcomes Muslims of Kheda into BJP

Updated: Mar 18th, 2024

Devusinh Chauhan (image: Instagram, file)

Kheda Lok Sabha candidate Devusinh Chauhan was given a grand welcome by more than 3,000 members of the Muslim community of Mehlaj village where they joined BJP later on after the function, a week ago. 

Devusinh Chauhan is minister of state for communications of India and member of Parliament was the chief guest in a function held by Muslim community of Matar assembly. 

He shared in his social media platform that thanked the entire community of Mahelaj village for being honoured by the Muslim community of Matar Assembly. He stated that chairman of land development bank Ajit Singh, chairman of Kheda APMC Torekhan Pathan, Congress leader Ratilal Chauhan, Balubhai, Diwan Singh Dodia, Sarpanch of Mahlej and Garamala, former Sarpanch of Sandhana and people from Muslim community joined BJP.

Two decades ago, Devusinh Chauhan contested election against Dhirubhai Chavda in 2002. Dhirubhai Chavda was Congress candidate and Devusinh Chauhan had contested on Nationalist Congress Party’s ticket. But last year before Gujarat legislative assembly election, in July 2022, former MLA Dhirubhai Chavda, Kheda District Cooperative Bank’s former chairman, joined the BJP.   

Dhirubhai Chavda contested his first election as an independent candidate in 1980 and he contested as Janata Dal candidate in 1985 and after in other elections he contested as Congress candidate and switched Congress in 2022. Dhirubhai along with his supporters of Muslim community of Matar assembly joined the BJP yesterday.  

APMC chairman of Kheda, Torekhan Khan Pathan is a very close supporter of former MLA and Congress leader Dhirubhai chavda and now he officially Bharatiya Janata party the present of Kheda district senior BJP leaders.  

Matar is a legislative constituency of Devusinh Chauhan when he was elected as an MLA  and also has a large number of vote banks belonging to Muslim community.   

Former cricketer Yusuf Pathan’s name was also declared as a candidate of all India Trinamool Congress led by Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal. 

TMC has fielded Yusuf Pathan against Adhir Ranjan Chaudhari of all Indian National Congress. Looking at these political circumstances Devusinh Chauhan has also maintained a good relation with the former cricketers Yusuf Pathan and his brother Irfan Pathan. 

Earlier in 2012 when he was campaigning for the election of Gujarat legislative assembly, Irfan Pathan was present in the rally on the stage.

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