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Cong accuses BJP of destablising grand old party in Gujarat, says will fight to protect democracy

The Party Had Sent 44 Of Its Legislators To A Resort Outside This City. Of The 57 Congress MLAs In Gujarat, Six Resigned From The Party In The Last Two Days. Three Of Them Joined The BJP On Friday.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Vikas Mehta | Updated on: 30 Jul 2017, 05:47:23 PM
Congress accuses BJP of destablising grand old party in Gujarat, says will fight to protect democracy

New Delhi:

Senior Gujarat Congress MLA ShaktiSinh Gohil on Sunday slammed BJP, saying the saffron party is conspiring to break the Grand old Party before assembly elections.

While parading all 44 MLAs to media at Eagleton Gold resort, Gohil alleged that BJP wants to finish the party in Gujarat, but the party MLAs are united.

He said the party MLAs were being offered Rs 15 crore and threatened. He said the party will fight to protect the democracy in the state.

Gohil said that they do not want to stay in Bengaluru for a minute if BJP stops threatening their legislators. Gohil said that seven legislators are in touch with the party and their conscience is awakening. He said the party has asked them to stick their loyalties.  

Gohil questioned that why chief minister and BJP leaders did not visit flood-hit Banaskantha as their MLAs were on the spot.  

On the other hand, state chief minister Vijay Rupani said, “"Sonia Gandhi is immersed in the affection towards her son, which has drowned the Congress party in the entire country.”

The Congress had already said that it would parade its all legislators from Gujarat before the media this evening in an effort to put to rest all speculation, including internal bickering in the party, as charged by BJP.

The party had sent 44 of its legislators to a resort outside this city. Of the 57 Congress MLAs in Gujarat, six resigned from the party in the last two days. Three of them joined the BJP on Friday.

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"Democracy is passing through trying times. I would request media owners, channels and newspapers to save democracy. This responsibility lies with them too. We will bring all the legislators before you (media) and you can ask anything you want," AICC spokesperson Shaktisinh Gohil had told reporters at Eagleton Gold Resort at thye city's outskirts.

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First Published : 30 Jul 2017, 05:16:06 PM

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