Mahesh Savani, realty businessman, formerly into diamond business in Surat city, who is known for his social service of sponsoring weddings of hundreds of girls belonging to economic weak class has today joined Aam Aadmi Part (AAP). Savani was inducted to AAP by Delhi’s deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia in Surat today.
Savani said he has joined AAP with ‘krantikari’ thoughts
Savani addressing the media said he has joined AAP with ‘krantikari’ thoughts. He said he is ready to have a bullet in his chest after taking this decision. Savani alleged that he was not allowed to open Covid care centre during the pandemic because he would sit and seen with political opponents of ruling party. Savani admired schools run by AAP ruled Delhi government that he visited in person. Mahesh Savani himself runs PP Savani School and other education institutes in Surat.
Savani’s political ambitions are not new
He joined diamond business of his father in 1990. In 2003 he faced a few cases against him over diamond import related issues. He shifted to Belgium for three years after this and later returned to Surat after his acquittal in cases. Later started his realty business in 2008. Savani belongs to politically active Patidar community. He hails from Saurashtra originally and probably would explore his political prospects in this background. Savani’s political ambitions are not new. In 2009, Savani had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah in New Delhi ahead of the Lok Sabha elections and expressed his desire to contest the LS polls from Surat on BJP ticket. However, he was denied a ticket. He was supporting Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti in Surat in 2015-16. Savani had also acted as a mediator between the Patidar Samiti and the State government.
Every year, as a bonus during Diwali, this Surat based businessman gifts cars, flats etc. to his employees. Apart from this, he has sponsored marriages of more than five hundred girls. Due to this, the name of Savani is famous not only in Gujarat but all over the country.