Updated: October 27, 2017 5:35:26 am
The Congress on Thursday revoked suspension of former president of Surat District Congress and Surat district panchayat member Darshan Naik, a year after suspending him. Former union minister Tushar Chaudhary had complained to the state Congress alleging that Naik had attacked him on social media and tried to defame him. Naik was found guilty after a probe and the party leaders suspended him for indefinite period in 2016.
After his suspension, Naik made repeated attempts to show his interest in joining the party. An official letter from Gujarat Pradesh Congress Samiti has now revoked his suspension period.
Political experts believe that the reason for getting Naik back in the party is his hold on the farming community in Olpad.
Earlier, Naik had been elected as the leader of opposition with the Surat district panchayat in 2010 and was made the president of Surat district Congress.
Naik, is also the director of Sayan Co-operative Sugar factory which is spread over Olpad, Kamrej, Mangrol and Choryasi with over 21,000 members.
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