When reporter asked Rahul Gandhi about missing Congress MLAs in flood-hit areasAugust 04, 2017
Ahmedabad: Six MLAs elected from worst flood-hit Banaskantha district of North Gujarat are not in their constituencies for last over a week.
They were first parked in Ahmedabad’s Taj hotel in order to keep them intact in party for upcoming Rajya Sabha polls, and later shifted to Bangalore to stay in Eagleton resort there.
When asked about missing MLAs first in Rajasthan today, Rahul Gandhi left the camera and walked to his car. During his entire Gujarat visit later, Rahul Gandhi didn’t talk to media persons so that he could escape uncomfortable but very valid question regarding missing Congress MLAs.
When Republic TV reporter struggled and somehow managed to approach Rahul Gandhi she first asked question regarding Bofors scame. Rahul swiftly replied that he was in Gujarat today to visit flood-hit areas. The reporter grabbed an opportunity to ask Rahul about Congress MLAs missing from their flood-hit constituencies. Rahul again didn’t reply the question.
It should be mentioned that six MLAs are kept in Bangalore, 100s of kms away from their flood-hit constituencies so that they vote for Congress candidate only in upcoming Rajya Sabha polls scheduled on August 8.
Congress party recently conveyed media persons that MLAs would return to celebrate Raksha Bandhan festival with their families.
General feeling is that Congress wants its MLAs to vote for party in Rajya Sabha polls and celebrate Raksha Bandhan with family, but not to field them in worst flood-hit constituencies to serve the people who elected them.
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