Vaghela's effect: 5 Congress lawmakers quits from party in Gujarat

30 July, 2017, 01:31 | Author: Dustin Murphy
  • BJP President Amit Shah

A section of the Congress' legislators claimed that seven MLAs decided against going with them to Bengaluru. But Parmar, Chairman of Amul Dairy, said he would not do that.

Parmar told reporters he was "fed up with factionalism" in the Congress which had prevented the growth of the party in Gujarat. My area's works suffered due to this. Besides the six legislators who already quit, two more MLAs have threatened to sever ties with the party. "They are doing horsetrading openly, which can not be our internal matter".

The BJP rejected the charges. We are really frustrated with the Congress.

Six of the party's 57 MLAs have resigned over the past three days, three of them have joined the BJP and speculation is rife that at least a dozen more may quit in the days to come. One of the Congress MLAs (Rajput) who had resigned has even filed his nomination against Ahmed Patel.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said at a press conference here that the Election Commission (EC) should register a criminal case against the saffron party. "He was forcibly detained and an attempt was made to give a bribe of Rs 10 crore with allurement to meet Amit Shah", according to the statement which also has Gamit as a signatory.


Punabhai alleged that he was contacted by Tapi SP NK Amin.

However, the BJP has fielded a third candidate and the party president Amit Shah has openly declared that "all efforts" were being taken to ensure the victory of the party's all three candidates. The first batch of 26 bikes, wrapped in protection covers, arrived from UP at the State BJP Headquarters in Bengaluru earlier this week.

"Let's face it.The Congress party's position in Gujarat is not going to improve if Madam (read Sonia) continues to rely exclusively on Ahmed Patel to run the party's affairs in Gujarat". "You are stealing MLAs by using the police (to garner votes)", Azad said, adding "You should be ashamed". "We are committed to Congress". "The BJP has nothing to do with it", he said. "I have no remedy for this", he said. "He told news agency ANI", Desperation is making Congress come up with such allegations".

Patel, Chaudhary and Chauhan are all believed to be close to rebel leader Vaghela, who quit as Leader of Opposition on July 21, alleging that there was an intra-party conspiracy to oust him from the Congress. At a meeting of party functionaries in the capital to discuss Rajya Sabha polls, Vaghela said, "All this is politics and I have nothing to do with it".

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