While entry to the public has been restricted until Tuesday morning when the MLAs will travel to Gandhinagar to vote, some relatives of the MLAs arrived to celebrate Raksha Bandhan. According to the police, the resort has been cut off from the public at the request of the Congress party that cited security reasons.
A delegation of Congress leaders comprising Kapil Sibal, Rajiv Shukla, Manish Tewari, and others met the Election Commission and sought its intervention in ensuring that no coercive steps were taken against its MLAs
The Eagleton Golf Resort, which has been tagged as one of the earliest world-class golf resorts in the country, was started by Andhra Pradesh businessmen Meda Ashok Kumar in 2000 and began with 100 per cent tax exemptions under a tourism policy.
According to CM Vijay Rupani, the Congress MLAs from Banaskantha and other affected regions should have stayed with the people in this difficult time.
In the 182-member Gujarat Assembly, the strength of the Congress has gone down to 51 from 57. The desertions have cast a shadow on the fate of Patel in the coming Rajya Sabha polls.
Gujarat Congress Chief discussed the party’s poll strategy with the party high command in New Delhi.
While the protest event was being organised by BJP member Chaitanya Shambu Maharaj, Congress workers sought to join it, claiming that cow was “dear” to them too
He also demanded payment of compensation to farmers hit by the floods in Amreli and Banaakantha districts in the month of July this year.
Patel said not having toilet at home was a great inconvenience.
State Congress president Arjun Modhwadia said the Congress had also improved its position in other seats as BJP’s victory margin had gone down.
The Congress leaders were stopped and detained on their way to Nandasan village in Mehsana district, where the Maldharis had organised a rally.
The protesters asked Mistry why he failed to raise the issues before the top leadership during the elections to help improve the party’s performance.
Congress workers went berserk after EC refused to put up Congress kiosks on the electric poles around the city.
Congress party threatened to pull down Modi’s kiosks if it was not granted space on the poles according to the “equitable distribution of space” policy of EC.
After Banaskantha, protest in Gujarat Congress over the ticket distribution for the Lok Sabha (LS) elections seems to be brewing in Patan.