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The election for the four seats of the Upper House from Gujarat is scheduled on June 19. It was originally scheduled for 26 March, but was postponed due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic.
The five Congress MLAs resigned in March, soon after the election announcements. It had reduced the number of its MLAs from 81 to 73 after the December 2017 state assembly elections, of which eight had resigned or were previously deserted.
After consecutive elections, eight Congress MLAs resigned from their posts ever since the Election Commission canceled the June 19 elections.
In Toto, the Congress has lost 16 of its MLAs due to resignation in March.
Congress has targeted Amit Shah. In a tweet in Hindi, party spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi alleged that Amit Shah Was involved in horse trading.
He said, “Our home minister had not been seen nearly since Coronovirus invaded our country. However, he became active when the Rajya Sabha election was announced. The purchase was not taking place for a long time. But markets have now opened up. ” Amit Shah has come out to trade democracy. ”
Ever since #Corona has knocked in the country, our Home Minister was almost absent. As soon as the Rajya Sabha elections were announced, it was… https://t.co/Z0JVw1TsGl
– Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) 1591428616000
On the other hand, the strength of the BJP, which won 99 seats in the 182-member Assembly, has now increased to 103.
Out of the four seats going to polls, BJP has three seats, while the Congress has only one seat.
Each candidate required 37 first-seeded votes to win, with the Congress winning two seats in all probability. However, in the emerging scenario, it is likely to win just one seat, while the remaining three are likely to be grabbed by the BJP – as a pre-election force.
While the Congress has fielded Shaktisinh Gohil and Bharatsinh Solanki, the BJP has fielded Ramilaben Bara and Abhay Bhardwaj.
Apart from these two, the BJP also fielded a third candidate in former Congress leader Narhari Amin to fulfill the Congress’ chances of winning two Rajya Sabha seats.
Even though the Congress enforces the support of two Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs, a Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and Independent MLA Jignesh Mevani, both its candidates are unlikely to cross after victory.
In related development, NCP has removed Shankarsingh Vaghela Due to differences in borrowing support to the Congress from the Gujarat presidency.
Gujarat Rajya Sabha Election 2017
Vaghela also played an active role in 2017 when both Home Minister Amit Shah, who was BJP President at the time, and Ahmed Patel, senior treasurer of the Congress, then locked horns in the Rajya Sabha elections.
13 Congress MLAs resigned after Ahmed Patel threatened to be re-elected to the Upper House. Patel almost lost the election.
He needed 44 votes to win. In that election too, the BJP fielded an additional candidate.
In a nail-biting finish, he received exactly 44 votes after the election commission invalidated the votes of two Congress MLAs to vote for the BJP’s election agent.
A similar scenario is coming up in the upcoming elections.
Not only Gujarat, the Congress has also been a victim of defection in other states in recent years.
Janata Dal (Secular) ruling coalition last year [JDS] And in Karnataka the Congress lost power due to rebellion and resignation. Of the 16 MLAs, 13 of the Congress and three of the JDS led by HD Kumaraswamy gave the BJP a clear edge to form the government.
Eventually, BJP’s BS Yeddyurappa succeeded in forming the government in July last year with a new spelling – he had earlier written his name as Yeddyurappa.
Madhya Pradesh drama
In March this year, 22 Congress MLAs resigned and joined the BJP, resulting in a topping. Kamal Nath Government. Shivraj Singh Chauhan of BJP was sworn in as Chief Minister for the fourth time on 23 March.
The role and dignity of Congress legislators in various states is shameful and is causing havoc for the party leadership.
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