The Congress stayed in power for about a year. Last year, 10 Congress councillors “switched’’ over to BJP with their leader Raiben Patel continuing as municpality’s president after defecting from the Congress.
Congress candidate from Karanj in Surat Bhavesh Bhumbhaliya claimed, “One of the EVMs opened for counting in my constituency showed the elections were held on December 14. But, the elections in my constituency in south Gujarat were held on December 9.”
“My problem is, you can oppose the BJP, but why stoop to such a low level that you are opposing development of the country.” PM Modi said if leaders of the Congress have a problem with the bullet train project, they can “roam around on bullock carts”.
Gujarat elections: Congress leaders describe the new caste engineering as KHAP, a spinoff from former CM Madhavsinh Solanki’s KHAM formula of the 1980s that had sought to address Kshatriyas, Dalits (the acronym was based on their description as “Harijan”), Adivasis (tribals) and Muslims
A section of the BJP observed a bandh in Una town of Gir Somnath Thursday following rumours that a popular leader would be passed over. From the Congress, two state general secretaries have joined the BJP, one of them complaining of “outsiders”.
Vasava, who is the lone JD(U) MLA and part of the Sharad Yadav-faction of the party, said that though he will not attend Rahul’s event as he has not been invited yet, his party workers will take part in the Congress leader’s rallies and roadshows.