AM Singhvi speaks on MLA exodus in Gujarat, says BJP spent crores of rupees on horse trading

New Delhi ,

| 28 Jul 2017 , 05:40 PM
Singhvi speaks on MLA exodus in Gujarat, alleges horse trading by BJP (Image: ANI)
Singhvi speaks on MLA exodus in Gujarat, alleges horse trading by BJP (Image: ANI)

Speaking on the continued MLA exodus from Gujarat Congress, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Friday said that crores of rupees have been spent in horse trading in Gujarat by the BJP.

"The anti-defection law is supreme, and repeatedly Supreme Court has called defections a constitutional sin. One Congress Gujarat MLA Punabhai Gamit has said he was offered Rs 10 crore rupees by the BJP," said Singhvi.

Since the time Shankarsinh Vaghela quit Congress, many Gujarat Congress MLAs who are believed to be close to him have resigned from party. Gujarat Congress MLA Ramsinh Parmar submitted his resignation to Assembly Speaker on Friday.

Earlier in the day, two of Gujarat Congress MLAs - Mansingh Chouhan and Chhanabhai Chaudhary had quit the party.

This development came just a day after Balwantsinh Rajput, Tejashree Patel and Prahlad Patel left the party to join the BJP, ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls.

According to sources, Balwantsinh Rajput who is Chief whip of the Congress in the Assembly, is likely to be fielded by the BJP against veteran Congress leader Ahmed Patel, who is a lone Congress candidate for the Upper House.

First Published : Friday, July 28, 2017 05:36 PM
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