Post dismal performance in Assembly polls, Gujarat Cong suspends 38 members for 'anti-party activities'
The disciplinary committee of the Gujarat Congress met two times this month and has so far received 71 complaints against 95 persons, its convener Balubhai Patel told reporters on Friday.
A spark of revolt has been spotted in the Gujarat Congress owing to its debacle in the Assembly polls — and a little-known ex-MLA’s letter has been standing out amid all the chaos.
In a meeting summoned by Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee president Jagdish Thakor on Wednesday, the party’s leaders expressed their anger over the defeat.
Before the session of the Gujarat Assembly on 20th December, there is a large-scale tug-of-war going on in the Gujarat Congress to decide the Leader of the Opposition in the Assembly.
The BJP has this time found a challenger in the AAP which has fielded some of its senior state leaders from Surat and hopes to win seven-eight seats in the city.
The elections are crucial for BJP, which has won six successive terms in Modi's home state, as well as for AAP, hoping desperately that a win in Gujarat will propel it to a pan-India presence.
Rahul Gandhi suggests that he will stick to his earlier stance of not taking up the party chief's post.
State Congress chief Jagdish Thakor and ex-chief Bharat Sinh Solanki jointly announced the promise, saying the party always stood with farmers.
Ketan Padhiyar, the son-in-law of Congress MLA from Sojitra Assembly seat Punambhai Parmar, who was allegedly driving the SUV, fled after abandoning the vehicle at the spot.
Congress high-profile exits continued in the state with party district president and former MLA from Kheda, Rajesh Zala and Gautam Chauhan, respectively having quit the party to join the BJP.
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The Congress strongholds of north Gujarat and some tribal region have also been breached as many of its strong leaders have crossed over to the BJP in the last five years.
Enervated by Hardik Patel’s exit, the Gujarat Congress now appears waiting for a fortuitous ‘yes’ from Naresh Patel, a powerful Patidar satrap from Saurashtra.
The Gujarat Congress will go to voters without a chief minister face, according to party in-charge Raghu Sharma.
The party on Thursday convened its Saurashtra Zone meeting in Rajkot to discuss upcoming programmes, especially making 25 new workers on each of the 52,000-odd booths in the state.
Gujarat Congress working president Hardik Patel removed his designation and party poll symbol of 'hand' from his Twitter profile.
Talking to reporters in Songadh in Tapi district, Hardik Patel, who is the working president of the state Congress, also refuted media reports claiming he will soon join the BJP.
“There is no place for dedicated people like him (in Congress). He should join a like-minded party like AAP,” Italia said.
Rajguru showered praises on AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, claiming that the Delhi chief minister fights for the people, not for his party.
On Thursday, the Congress had claimed police had entered the party's state headquarters in Paldi area in Ahmedabad ahead of a protest against price rise planned by its women's wing.
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.