Vaghela says desires to return to Cong with out circumstances
Gandhinagar, Feb 3 | Greater than three and a half years after he give up the Congress, former Gujarat Chief Minister Shankersinh Vaghela on Wednesday stated he desired to return to his outdated get together with none circumstances at the same time as there aren’t any indications from the get together on his induction.
“When Congress veteran Ahmed Patel died, many Congress leaders met me at his native Piraman village and urged that I rejoin the Congress. Clearly, that was no time for politics; however many congressmen have since then stated the identical factor to me,” the veteran politician stated.
“I’ve excellent relations with the Congress excessive command in Delhi. If Congress chief Sonia Gandhi calls me and says that we should always work collectively and you come to the get together fold, I’ll positively be part of it unconditionally,” Vaghela added.
Vaghela give up the Congress in July 2017, claiming that he had been thrown out.
Addressing a public rally in a present of energy to mark his 77th birthday that 12 months, Vaghela had claimed that he was a sufferer of intra-party conspiracy, because of which the get together had proven him the door.
Nonetheless, the Congress had denied Vaghela was eliminated and stated that his declare was baseless.
Bapu, as Vaghela is fondly known as by his supporters, then floated the Jan Vikalp Occasion and contested all Gujarat Meeting seats in December 2017 elections. All his get together candidates nonetheless misplaced their safety deposits.
In 2019, Vaghela joined the Nationalist Congress Occasion however left it final 12 months.
Earlier than he parted methods with the Congress in 2017, he allegedly made issues tough for late Congress MP Ahmed Patel to safe a Rajya Sabha seat from the state. Six Congress legislators had give up the get together earlier than the Rajya Sabha polls and 7 MLAs afterwards. In all, 14 of the 57 Congress legislators resigned, following which the get together expelled them for six years.
These developments simply previous to the 2017 Meeting elections impacted the Congress prospects despite the fact that it bought good public assist. The Congress received 77 seats and thus fell wanting the 93 seats required to realize energy in Gujarat, whereas BJP fashioned the federal government with 99 MLAs.