Gujarat Congress in damage-control mode; to repeat all sitting MLAs

first_imgAs a major group, led by the leader of the Opposition Shankarsinh Vaghela, appears likely to join hands with the BJP, Gujarat Congress president Bharatsinh Solanki announced on Tuesday that all sitting MLAs of the party will be repeated in the elections to be held later this year.Mr. Solanki said the party high command had approved the proposal. “New appointments in the organisation will be announced when the State-in-charge Ashok Gehlot visits Gujarat on June 9,” he said.However, party insiders said the State party president’s announcement on repeating sitting MLAs was an attempt to reach out to some legislators who were reportedly in talks with the saffron party to cross over.Meanwhile, Mr. Vaghela, who has been skipping party meetings on election preparations, refused on Tuesday to comment on his possible return to the BJP. “Nothing today… but will tell you everything when the time comes,” he told media persons in Gandhinagar. Asked whether he would meet the State-in-charge Ashok Gehlot in Ahmedabad on June 9, he said he would meet anyone if he was called for a meeting.last_img

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