Three more Gujarat Congress MLAs resign

Three more Gujarat Congress MLAs resign

Three more Gujarat Congress MLAs resign

The resignation comes when the Rajya Sabha election is around the corner in Gujarat.

After resigning from the House and also all party posts, they had driven to the BJP office in Gandhinagar and joined the saffron party in the presence of its president Amit Shah.

Congress needs at least 47 votes to win thee Rajya Sabha elections. This act will find a place in the history of Gujarat", said national spokesperson of Congress and Abdasa MLA Shaktisinh Gohil."However, Congress MLAs have stood undeterred amid cheap politics and increased the pride of Gujarat.

Bengaluru Rural MP D K Suresh, who is overseeing the arrangements, however, said that the leaders from Gujarat "have come to our state for rest and tourist goal and we are stationed here to facilitate it".

The development came at a time when the Congress has fielded its senior leader Ahmed Patel as its candidate for the Upper House in the election scheduled for August 8.

The resignation of three more MLAs on Friday has reduced Congress's tally to 51 in the 182-seat Assembly.

"Since there are only two main parties in Gujarat, the BJP is the only option for me if I leave the Congress".

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He added that Congress MLAs were being offered bribes "of crores of rupees", election tickets and other allurements. Stating that BJP is killing democracy in the land of Mahatma Gandhi, the Cong sought the intervention of Election Commission of India to file criminal case against BJP and its leaders for horsetrading and bad election practices.

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Congress party was pushed on the back foot after six of its MLAs from Gujarat resigned and jumped ships. The number of MLAs who have been flown to Bengaluru remains contentious because according to Chidananda Patel of ETV Kannada, 32 MLAs arrived at Bengaluru International Airport at 2.30 am and and 10 others arrived at 5 am.

On Friday, three MLAs namely Mansingh Chouhan, Chhanabhai Chaudhary and Ramsinh Parmar quit and presented their resignation to the Assembly Speaker Ramanlal Vora.

Congress leader Anand Sharma also levelled the same allegation against the BJP.

Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi told media persons that the MLAs were sent to Bengaluru as the BJP was indulging in "horsetrading of MLAs". Rejecting the allegations, Amin said: "I have been in Ahmedabad for the past 48 hours, so where is the question of meeting anyone in Tapi".

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