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24 hours after leaving Congress, Shankarsinh Vaghela recalls strong RSS ties, says not hungry for power

A Day After Results Of Presidential Elections Was Announced, On Friday Senior Congress Person And Leader Of Opposition In The 13th Gujarat Legislative Shankarsinh Vaghela Said, “Congress Sacked Me 24 Hours Ago.'

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 21 Jul 2017, 07:30:30 PM
Fired from Congress, Shankarsinh Vaghela says not hungry for power, reminds his relationship with RSS (File/PTI)

New Delhi:

A day after results of the 2017 Presidential elections was announced and the numbers of cross-voting by MLAs state-wise came out, Senior Congress person and Leader of Opposition in the 13th Gujarat Legislative Shankarsinh Vaghela, on Friday, revealed, “Congress sacked me 24 hours ago.”

Though Congress has 57 MLAs in Gujrat the opposition candidate Meira Kumar received only 49 votes in the 2017 Presidential elections. 

Mocking the party he said, “Congress is walking on the path of destruction.”

The former chief minister of Gujrat also talked about his former attachment with the RSS.

He further added, “I do not crave for power.’

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According to political pundits, the differences came between Congress and Vaghela after he learnt that he is not the chief minister choice for the upcoming Gujarat Assembly Elections. Vaghela’s visit to New Delhi this week was being speculated as a move to promote himself as the chief ministerial candidate.

According to sources, the Gujarat Congress unit is divided in two groups. One led by Vaghela and the other by Bharat Singh Solanki. 

Prior going to New Delhi, Vaghela had said that he would not join the BJP, but had expressed his resentment over the functioning of the party in Gujrat. 

Vaghela then had said, “I have spoken to Congress leaders in Delhi about the need to prepare for the Gujarat assembly elections. But, a group of leaders in the state here are working to get me out of the party.”

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First Published : 21 Jul 2017, 05:22:33 PM