7 suspended Gujarat Congress MLAs submit resignations to SpeakerAugust 11, 2017
Gandhinagar: Speaker of Gujarat Assembly Ramanlal Vora today said that 7 MLAs of Congress party had visited his residence on Thursday, August 10 at 9.30 pm and submitted their resignations as per their own wish without any pressure or threat.
The seven MLAs who submitted their resignations include Amit Chaudhary – Mansa, CK Raolji – Godhra, Raghavji Patel – Jamnagar rural, Bholabhai Gohil – Jasdan, Karamshi Patel – Sanand, Dharmendra Jadeja – Jamnagar North and Mahendrasinh Vaghela – Bayad.
The Speaker in a note issued here further said that as part of his duty he inquired whether the MLAs were giving resignation under any threat, allurement, instruction given by others or as per their own wish? The MLAs replied that they were resigning as per their own wish.
The Speaker in his note further said he accepted resignations of seven Congress MLAs.
All seven MLAs who resigned yesterday are former chief minister Shankersinh Vaghela loyalists. Shankersinh left Congress party last month following which six Congress MLAs resigned from the post of Member of Legislative Assembly. Today seven more Vaghela loyalists have resigned as MLA. With this the total number of MLAs in Gujarat Assembly as of today has come down to 169. The seven MLAs who resigned today were couple of days ago declared suspended from the party for six years. Yesterday Mahendrasinh Vaghela – son of Shankersinh Vaghela said the MLAs would join BJP and meeting had been held with party’s national president Amit Shah in this regard.
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