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Rajkot: After serving as the 18th Governor of Karnataka for seven years, Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) veteran leader Vajubhai Vala is back in his hometown Rajkot.
With speculations rife over his political future and aspirations, Vala spoke to First India on Saturday and clarified that he will not be quitting active politics anytime soon. “I was, am and will remain a party worker of the BJP,” he said.
Addressing rumours of his political re-entry in the state, Vala said, “Age is not a criterion of political activeness. Especially for someone like me, who still has the will to work like a youngster.
I will always be ready to work for the BJP.”The 84-year-old veteran, who is known for his sharp administrative skills and
silent political maneuvers also clarified, “I have no plans to retire. Whatever responsibility is given to me by the party, I will dedicatedly fulfill it.”
Vala also spoke of his plans to build a temple for the Rajput community. “We have already bought 20 acre land at Vastadi village in Surendranagar district to unite different sects
of the Rajput community under one religious umbrella by building Bhavani Mata (Goddess Bhavani) temple, who is our deity,” stated Vala. A Karadiya Rajput, Vala also clarified, “Our community power will not be used for creating political pressure or have a say in politics by any means.
The idea is only to unite the community and help solve social issues. This plan has been in the works for around 10-12 years but could not be implemented.”