"Both Amit Chavda and Paresh Dhanani, along with many other senior leaders, have been summoned to Delhi for consultations on the issue of preparing strategy for rural and urban seats for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls," a senior Congress leader told The Sunday Express.
The only important party functionaries present were the state Congress president Amit Chavda, Gujarat Pradesh Seva Dal president Rutvij Makwana and three municipal councillors, including Haji Asrar Mirza
The organisers of the protest — Minority Coordination Committee (MCC) of Gujarat — had earlier announced gherao of the state Assembly but they dropped the plan at the last moment as the Gandhinagar police and the district administration did not give permission.
Vaghela, who was also a Union Minister in the UPA-I government, said: “I will campaign in support of the Congress candidate if I am invited by the Congress. Even if I am not invited, I will campaign against the BJP that will benefit the Congress directly.”
The number of outbound tourists is likely to touch 20 million in 2020 and these tourists are expected to spend 28 billion US dollars, as per assessment of the United Nations World Tourist Organisation (UNWTO) in 2020.
Kalsaria, a surgeon by profession who is running two hospitals in coastal Bhavnagar district, holds considerable influence in the rural belt of Bhavnagar district, particularly among the OBC Ahir community.
The Congress also lost no time in announcing Gohel’s candidature for the Jasdan Assembly seat, which has fallen vacant after the incumbent MLA, Bavaliya, resigned from the House as well as the Congress.