Gujarat Congress MLAs are locked up at resort near Bengaluru

In Bihar Congress stares at a big split

In Bihar Congress stares at a big split

The MLAs in the meet said that they have taken refuge in the Congress-led Karnataka as they feared for their lives in their state ahead of the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections. Escalating its fight with the BJP, the Congress not only charged the ruling party of using money and muscle power but also charged Gujarat bureaucracy of siding with the ruling party and called for setting up of high-powered committee of independent persons / officers to probe into charges of " blatant misuse of government machinery to engineer defection of MLAs".

"The BJP did not care about the people affected by the floods, it only wanted to buy Congress MLAs,"Gohil said".

"BJP is hitting below the belt; we are fighting to protect democracy".

Party's Bengaluru Rural Lok Sabha member D.K. Suresh, who is looking after the needs of the lawmakers, however, told reporters that they (Gujarat MLAs) came to Bengaluru on their own and would stay as long as they wish to. "All in all, we have 60 legislators voting for our candidate", he said.

Following the loss of 6 of its legislators, Congress high command has sent the remaining Congress MLAs to a resort in Bengaluru to prevent the loss of any more legislators ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections on August 8.

"Seven MLAs (Member of Legislative Assembly) are in our contact, their conscience is awakening".

"There is no need for us to stay here (Bengaluru) for even a minute if they say they (BJP) won't threaten". "We are like a family". "This is the internal problem of the Congress as its leader of opposition Shankarsinh Vaghela, its chief whip Balwantsinh Rajput and spokesperson Tajeshriben Patel have quit as they faced difficulties".

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After interacting with the locals in Kankrej taluka and other affected regions, Rupani chose to stay in Banaskantha and Patan for the next five days to oversee the relief operations, a government release said.

Deputy CM Nitin Patel said, "This is an unfortunate event for the people of North Gujarat".

Of the initial strength of 57 in Gujarat, six MLAs resigned from the party in the last two days.

"Sonia Gandhi is immersed in the affection towards her son, which has drowned the Congress party in the entire country, news agency ANI quoted Vijay Rupani as saying".

Bhupendra Yadav, in charge of BJP in Gujarat, said, "The Congress has asked all the MLAs to keep their mobile phones switched off".

"We have 44 legislators here, and we are also in touch with seven legislators, who are not here with us, and a few others from other parties including NCP are also voting for us". The desertions have cast a shadow on the fate of Patel in the coming Rajya Sabha polls.

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