Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal met newly elected corporators of the party and its volunteers here, after getting a rise in the local body elections in the state.
Vaghela has issued a statement in which he claimed that many Congress workers and leaders have been urging him to return to the party.
A similar protest was held in Surat where around 20 Congress workers were detained, they said.
The protest, led by Chavda, was held outside the district collectorate against the BJP governments at the Centre and the state.
It would destroy the APMC structure and leave farmers with little choice but to sell to companies, and also deny cultivators minimum support price for their produce, the party said.
Congress expels eight MLAs in Gujarat, including Vaghela, for defying party whip in Rajya Sabha polls
The Congress on Wednesday expelled eight rebel MLAs, including former Chief Minister Shankersinh Vaghela, for six years for anti-party activities.
According to Rupani, the Congress MLAs from Banaskantha and other flood affected regions should have stayed with the people in this difficult time.
After AIADMK in TN, Congress now 'resorts' to keeping 42 Gujarat MLAs in Bengaluru away from BJP's long arm
The MLAs have been put up at Eagleton Golf Resort in Bidadi on Mysuru road after they arrived in 2 batches from Ahmedabad via Mumbai, to ensure that BJP doesn't sway them ahead of the Rajya Sabha poll
The resignation of Balwantsinh Rajput, the party's chief whip in the Assembly, Tejashreeben Patel and Prahlad Patel reduced the Congress's tally to 54 in the 182-seat assembly.
Within the BJP, the bond between Modi and Vaghela is known, with the latter having mentored the former in his initial years.