Gujarat Cong MLAs from Saurashtra hold show of unity, Indranil Rajyaguru alleges BJP tried to bribe his colleagues

Commenting on defections by Balwantsinh Rajput and two other MLAs of the Congress, MLA Indranil Rajyaguru said that they had committed political suicide.

By: Express News Service | Rajkot | Published: July 28, 2017 6:40 pm
gujarat, gujarat congress, congress MLAs, Indranil Rajyaguru,All Indian Congress Committee, gujarat news Indranil Rajyaguru addresses the media as Manavadar MLA Jawahar Chavda looks on, in Rajkot on Friday. Photo by Chirag Chotaliya

In a show of unity, nine Congress MLAs from Saurashtra region held a joint press conference in Rajkot on Friday and declared that they were with the party even after Congress MLA Indranil Rajyaguru alleged that the BJP used money to lure some of his colleagues.

The joint press conference was held at Neel’s City Club on Kalavad Road of Rajkot and pledged their allegiance to their party. Rajkot (east) MLA Indranil Rajyaguru, Manavadar MLA Jawahar Chavda, Visavadar MLA Harshad Ribadiya, Mnagrol MLA Babu Vaja, Una MLA Punja Vansh, Palitana MLA Pravin Rathod, Amreli MLA Paresh Dhanani, Khambhaliya MLA Meraman Goriya and Wankaner MLA Mohammed Javed Pirzada were present at the conference.

Commenting on defections by Balwantsinh Rajput and two other MLAs of the Congress, Rajyaguru said that they had committed political suicide. “Some of our colleagues have committed political suicide. BJP has lured them by using money power and also by threatening police action. Some other MLA were also offered bribe but they turned it down. We all present here are with the Congress,” Rajyaguru said.

Pirzada claimed that he was also offered bribe to cross over to BJP but refused to reveal any further detail. Dhanani, who is also secretary of All Indian Congress Committee exuded confidence that party candidate Ahemad Patel will win the Rajya Sabha election from Gujarat.

However, Jasdan MLA Bhola Gohil who had also joined the group of MLAs at Neel’s City Club last evening left hours before the press conference and could not be reached for a comment. Similarly, Congress MLA from Jamnagar (north), Dharmendrasinh Jadeja was also not present. Jamnagar (rural) MLA Raghavji Patel, who told media earlier in the day that he was not happy in Congress was also not there.

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    Parth Garg
    Jul 30, 2017 at 4:58 pm
    Shame on the opportunists and turncoats. They can desert their families if suitable money id offered to them Indian politics stinks.
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      vvvvv
      Jul 30, 2017 at 1:23 pm
      Shame to BJP for killing democracy and fakku always use fakku about development . What sort of evelopment they made modi and his fakku sarkar government. Amit shah another BJP fakku. Every where we seen development of murder of Democracy. All Democract govts getting fall in the hand of BJP Death to BJP and NDA. Nitish kumar murdabad along modi and amit shah... Jai Hind
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      1. Chandu Shah
        Jul 30, 2017 at 12:22 am
        In 10 years you'll tell your kids once upon a time there was a political party called congress run by pappu and his ancestors and his descendants
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          vvvvv
          Jul 30, 2017 at 1:24 pm
          Not congress but we can tell definately BJP .. We are sure there was fakku leader modi and his succcessor amit shah and BJP party.. Congress Zindabad.. Jai Hind
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            vvvvv
            Jul 30, 2017 at 1:26 pm
            We definately tell but not congress BJP. There was one fakku govt and lsot within five years and now no body there to care modi or Amit shah... Congress Zindabad... Jai Hind
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            tejas desai
            Jul 29, 2017 at 11:48 pm
            What kind of garbage is the indian express posting? Throwing out and supporting accusations without a single shred of proof. Disappointing
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              Pradeep Raghavan
              Jul 29, 2017 at 5:32 pm
              Instead of trying to control flood situation and helping people in hard times, BJP is busy in buying other MLAs. People are watching.
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