Febrero 28, 2020

Gujarat political crisis: Congress MLAs shift to Bengaluru resort

31 Julio 2017, 05:46 | Cornelio Vivanco

Gujarat political crisis: Congress MLAs shift to Bengaluru resort

Narendra Modi India's 'most-successful' PM BJP will win 2019 general elections with larger majority Amit Shah

That the political advisor to the Congress president, the man who ran the Congress from behind the curtain for several years, is uncertain of victory in his home state despite having the numbers till a few days ago is a tragicomic reminder of the decline of the party and its utter incompetence to break the freefall.

Patel is seeking re-election to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat but defection by a number of Congress MLAs has left the party anxious.

BJP has fielded party president Amit Shah, Union minister Smriti Irani and former Congress MLA Balwantsinh Rajput who joined the BJP on Thursday.

After losing six MLAs, and being nearly on the verge of losing seven more, Congress cloistered its remaining 44 MLAs over the weekend at a five star resort in Bengaluru.

"It is trying to lure 22 of our MLAs", said Congress MLA from Gujarat and AICC spokesperson Shaktisinh Gohil. Revenge, they say, is a dish best served cold. He needs 47 preference voters in the first round for re-election.

The BJP is headed for another victory in the state that it has governed uninterrupted for almost 22 years. They had won 110 seats against the Congress' 80 and were three short of a majority.

"The BJP is hitting below the belt". "Some of the BJP leaders in Tamil Nadu are flaunting this control". Look what they have done in Bihar.

He alleged that Congress MLAs from Banaskantha and other flood-affected regions were forced to leave the state by the BJP-led state government.

Gohil also defended the BJP's accusations that the lawmakers were staying at a high-end hotel in Bengaluru at a time when Gujarat was being ravaged by floods. Ever since he was jailed in 2010 in the Sohrabuddin encounter case, Shah has been determined to get at his political "enemies". They were harassing them. Which explains the desperate attempt by the Congress, to now ferret the "loyalist" MLAs to a hotel in Congress-ruled Karnataka? He has been a Rajya Sabha MP since 1993 and a three time Lok Sabha MP before that.

On the recent switch of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to the NDA, Shah said Nitish himself made a decision to part ways from the RJD and the Grand Alliance and that the BJP did not break any party.

Hariprasad refuted reports that the Congress MLAs from Gujarat were kept under house arrest here.

According to Congress sources, Patel was reluctant to fight the election but was requested by the party to do so, so he agreed.

"I am freeing myself of the Congress and every other party". As per a report by Indian Express, the leaders also claimed that they have support of 45 MLAs necessary for electing Ahmed Patel again to the Rajya Sabha poll that is scheduled to take place next week. Rahul Gandhi, like always, has shown a complete lack of ability to provide leadership. "I am contesting as a candidate not as secretary to the congress president".

Otras noticias

Tendencias Ahora

Still no deal in the Senate on GOP health care plan
The report also says the measure would cause average premiums for people buying their own health insurance to double by 2026. However, this bill would not roll back Obamacare investment income taxes and payroll taxes that hit higher-income Americans.

Arsenal vs Sevilla: Gunners retain Emirates Cup despite defeat
He is due to report back for training on Sunday, however, an update via his official Instagram account claims that he is ill. It is a secret conversation. "You have two ways to strengthen your team".

Senators Prepare Bill to Block Firing of Special Counsel
Like most Americans, the poor Secretary of State just wanted a break from the Trump frenzy, which shows no sign of abating. Trump , his family and their business reputation unless they change their strategy toward the Russian Federation probe.

This Game of Thrones Season 8 tease that will give fans hope
Sunday's episode will probably be pretty brutal, if the setups from last week follow through the way they seem to be. Add-ons are available, as well. "Our objective is for HBO to cancel this idea and spend no more money on it".

Vettel wins Hungarian Grand Prix to retain lead
He started on pole, with Raikkonen alongside, and had to contend with a skewed steering wheel. Hamilton stays at second place with 188 points while his Mercedes teammate has 169 points.

The Republicans' Dilemma of the Health Care Bill
The repeal bill is being considered under special expedited procedures that apply to certain budget-related legislation. For now at least, many Trump supporters blame the Republican Party's problems on its leaders in Congress.

Trump's health care timeline is off
People got exhausted of me bringing up the 60 vote requirement in the Senate over the last few years - but it's very important. John McCain was hoping to pass the bill this week before he has to return to Arizona for cancer treatment.

Majority of Americans support transgender military service
Last week, Students Against Sexual Assault and GW College Democrats released statements condemning Trump's Twitter announcement . Politicians also slammed the new decision , describing it as an insult among transgender Americans serving in the military.

Valverde: Barcelona is counting on Neymar
There is also confusion over whether the Brazilian will travel back to Spain with the team on Sunday, the Mail Online reports. Neymar has cancelled a personal appearance in China next week because he was said to be "busy with transfer business".

Ricciardo, Vettel e Bottas nelle FP2 — Ungheria
All'ultima curva Hamilton ha rallentato, ricedendo la posizione a Bottas terzo al traguardo , davanti ad Hamilton e Verstappen . Più dietro si toccano anche la Renualt di Hulkenberg e la Hass di Grosjean , l'incidente va sotto investigazione.