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.
BJP hitting below the belt; we are fighting to protect democracy: Shaktisinh Gohil,Senior Congress MLA pic.twitter.com/zOLJGYqMOy— ANI (@ANI_news) July 30, 2017
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.
Seven MLAs are in our contact, their conscience is awakening.Request them to not come in people's tricky ways, stick to loyalties:Shaktisinh— ANI (@ANI_news) July 30, 2017
Gohil questioned that why chief minister and BJP leaders did not visit flood-hit Banaskantha as their MLAs were on the spot.
When there was flood in Banaskantha,my MLAs were there with people but no BJP minister,leader or CM were there:Shaktisinh Gohil,Congress MLA pic.twitter.com/Whw630YqsY— ANI (@ANI_news) July 30, 2017
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.
"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.