Shankersinh Vaghela
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Former Gujarat CM's son Mahendrasinh Vaghela rejoins Congress five years later

Mahendrasinh was one of the eight Congress MLAs, including his father Shankersinh, who had cross-voted in the Rajya Sabha polls in favour of the BJP candidate in August 2017.

published on : 28th October 2022
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Former Gujarat CM Shankersinh Vaghela demands probe into Jay Shah's business dealings

The former Congress leader, who has joined a new outfit, the Jan Vikalp Party, was responding to reporters' queries.

published on : 14th October 2017
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Veteran leader Shankersinh Vaghela sees 'conspiracy' behind Ahmed Patel's win

Vaghela, who revolted against the Congress last month, claimed party leaders drew up the plan to ensure Patel's victory a day ahead of the voting on August 8.

published on : 10th August 2017
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After Shankarsinh Vaghela, three Gujarat Congress MLAs join BJP, one named Rajya Sabha candidate

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.

published on : 27th July 2017
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Shankersinh Vaghela resigns as Leader of Opposition in Gujarat Assembly

Veteran leader Shankersinh Vaghela, who quit the Congress two days ago, today resigned as Leader of Opposition in the Gujarat Assembly.

published on : 23rd July 2017
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Day after cross voting charge, Shankersinh Vaghela quits Congress

Within the BJP, the bond between Modi and Vaghela is known, with the latter having mentored the former in his initial years.

published on : 21st July 2017
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Shankersinh Vaghela not expelled, says Congress hoping he will work for party

Keeping the door open for the rebel leader to return, it said that he had been given many important responsibilities but made it clear that the party is bigger than "ambition of one person".

published on : 21st July 2017