Gujarat Congress accuses BJP of luring away its MLAs

Must Read

Howdy, Modi! : World media reactions on Modi-Trump’ grand Houston Event address

New Delhi, Sep 23: United States President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on late Sunday shared...

Howdy Modi : Modi-Trump mark history in US-India relationship with great show at Houston

Houston, Sep 22:  Modi, delivering his speech at the historic event, talks about the development underwent over five years...

ECI announces dates of Maharashtra & Haryana elections; Single Phase Election on October 21; Result on 24th

Election Commission of India has announced the dates of much-awaited state elections. According to the Chief Election Commissioner, Sunil...

Congress desperate to keep its remaining members intact shifts over 49 MLAs from Ahmedabad to party-ruled Bengaluru.

After Shakersinh Vaghela left the party on July 21, Congress has seen a few more exits leaving the party in a state of commotion just ahead of the Gujarat Rajya Sabha Polls due on Aug 8. While 3 MLAs resigned on July 28 another three add to the list on 29 July. With this, the total number comes to 7 MLAs leaving including Shankersinh Vaghela, Balwantsingh Rajput, Tejashree Patel and Prahlad Patel, Thasra MLA Ramsinh Parmar, Balasinor MLA Mansinh Chauhan and Vansda MLA Chhana Chaudhary.

The 3 new MLAs submitted their resignations to Speaker Ramanlal Voras and said that they would decide their future course of action in the next few days.

With the numbers increasing daily Congress is fearing the worst and to keep its remaining MLAs safe and intact flew them to Bengaluru on Friday night. The party sources said that 49 MLAs flown to Bengaluru will be staying there for around a week with Gujarat Congress unit president Bharatsinh Solanki. Congress leader Jagdish Thakor said the remaining Congress MLAs were also being flown out and that all would be present on the day of the Rajya Sabha elections.

Gujarat Congress also alleged BJP of horse-trading, and use of money, muscle and state power to buy their MLAs. The party accused BJP of spending crores of rupees to buy their MLAs and lure them to join BJP by giving them tempting offer Assembly tickets.

Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi underlined that resignation is also corruption and said that under the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act BJP is doing a wrong by bribing its MLAs. According to the sources, two more MLAs might quit the party in the next 24 hours.

Responding to the allegations made by Congress, Bhupender Yadav, BJP general secretary in charge of Gujarat, said BJP had nothing to do with the resignations of Congress MLAs, they left because of internal fight in the party. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad questioned Congress that “a senior leader like Shankersinh Vaghela, former Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition, has left the Congress. Three-time MLA and its chief whip Balwantsinh Rajput has left it too. Does the Congress want to suggest that it has given important positions to such leaders who could be purchased?” He further added that the allegations made by Congress show the utter desperation of the party.

- Advertisement -

Latest News

‘1984 Sikh Genocide Memorial’ removed after India protests (Lead, correcting intro)

Norwich (Connecticut, US), Oct 20 (IANS) About three months after a '1984 Sikh Genocide Memorial' to the Sikh victims...

Andhra CM Jagan faces flak for media curbs

Amaravati, Oct 20 (IANS) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy is drawing all-round flak for his move to impose curbs on media...

Territorial integrity of Manipur will be upheld: CM

Guwahati, Oct 19 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Saturday reiterated the State government's commitment to uphold the territorial integrity of the...

ACB files FIR in J&K Bank loan fraud case

Srinagar, Oct 19 (IANS) The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday registered an FIR in the J&K Bank loan fraud...

Dry day in Goa areas bordering Maharashtra on Oct 21

Panaji, Oct 19 (IANS) Following the directives by the Election Commission, the Goa government has declared a dry day in all the sub-districts bordering...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This