Won’t lose even if Muslims don’t vote for me: Godhra MLA C K Raulji

On his chances of getting a ticket from the BJP in the upcoming polls, he said that has not yet discussed the issue with the party leadership. "Right now, I am joining as BJP as a party worker. What the party decides later, we will see,” C K Raulji said.

Written by Aditi Raja | Vadodara | Published: August 22, 2017 7:08 am
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Godhra MLA C K Raulji, who was expelled from the Congress for cross voting in the Rajya Sabha polls and is all set to join the BJP this week, on Monday said that his association with the saffron party would not affect his prospect in the Assembly polls.

“I was in JD(U) first. I have won elections earlier. I have worked hard in the entire district and have a great rapport with all communities. Even if I do not get minority votes, it will not affect my chance,” said the two-term MLA from Godhra, a Muslim-dominated constituency.

On his chances of getting a ticket from the BJP in the upcoming polls, he said that has not yet discussed the issue with the party leadership. “Right now, I am joining as BJP as a party worker. What the party decides later, we will see,” he said.

State BJP chief Jitu Vaghani also said that Muslims will vote for the BJP. “Look at the results of the UP elections or our performance in the taluka, nagarpalika and panchayat elections, every person, irrespective of their caste or creed, is with the BJP. Muslims know that their development is with the BJP,” he added.

According to him, the situation in the Congress is “the doing of the lackadaisical leadership”. “I tried a lot and failed to get the senior Congress leaders to actively participate in the district events and reach out to people so that the morale of the party unit will get a boost. It is unfortunate that they never paid heed to us,” he said.

State Congress chief Bharatsinh Solanki, however, said that the whoever will contest against Raulji will win in Godhra. “The people of Godhra will vote for the Congress only. All these Assembly members, who have defected from the Congress will lose,” Solanki said.

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    Sameer
    Aug 22, 2017 at 1:29 pm
    Sick mentality. Even before the election, he is talking on religious line. In other words, he wants to say that he will be MLA of majority community only and not for Muslims. Shame on you.
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      RAMJANE
      Aug 22, 2017 at 1:08 pm
      We need in the country CPI's government in the next election. We need a for tat party against RSS.
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        Ashish Pathak
        Aug 22, 2017 at 11:24 am
        BJP will win in Gujarat because: Gujaratis are not rebels and a majority is trader business class where government has given much more in the past decade. Ample water resources and social security. There is no beef politics here because per cent population are vegetarians. Congress can only jump on the streets with black flags and thaalis but Congress has no plans for the development of Gujarat. All Congress leaders in Gujarat are kind of previous Congress ministers with no actual merit.
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          Goga Singh
          Aug 22, 2017 at 11:59 am
          RSS key Pilley stop spreading lies.
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            Patidar
            Aug 22, 2017 at 1:37 pm
            Congress Muslim in Hindu name abusing loudly
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          BikauMLA
          Aug 22, 2017 at 11:24 am
          Such Politicians must be banned from politics because they cheat with the voters.
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          1. Yavanshatru Singh
            Aug 22, 2017 at 11:21 am
            Muslim votes have now been made ineffective and irrelevant. Thanks to the dynamic leadership of Shri Amitshah.
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