In his recent interaction with ANI, the former Minister said that he feels gratified and was moved by the gentle gesture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP National President Amit Shah.
Once a bete noire of Narendra Modi, Zadafia believes that that personal ego should not become an obstacle when it comes to issues of national interest.
Commenting on the relationship with PM Modi, Zadafia said, “What happened earlier is past”. We have a friendship of more than thirty years, he mentioned.
Zadafia's appointment was also applauded by Gujarat BJP Chief Jitu Vaghani. Gordhan Zadafia will take the charge from Om Mathur who will once again look after the affairs of Gujarat.
@jitu_vaghaniA former MOS Home, Gujarat, Gordhan Zadaphia is a powerful leader from politically dominant and Patel community and considered to be the close aide of former Chief Minister Keshu Bhai Patel.
In 2002, Gordhan Zadaphia who was heading the Home department came under fire over his alleged role in the horrifying communal violence. In 2007, he floated his own outfit but failed to make any mark.
During 2012 Gujarat assembly polls, Zadaphia joined the camp of Keshu Bhai Patel led Gujarat Parivartan Party but returned in 2014 and supported the leadership of the Chief Minister and BJP’s Prime Ministerial Candidate Narendra Modi.
In 2014, then BJP National Chief Rajnath Singh had appointed Amit Shah for the UP assignment which eventually paid off where BJP bagged 71 segments out of 80.