Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday lashed out at Congress party’s allegations on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over house trading in Gujarat. While speaking to ANI, Prasad said that allegations levied by Congress against BJP are false and born out of utter desperation. “Congress party's allegations are false and are born out of utter desperation,” he said.
“Those leaving Congress know they are not getting due respect in the party, it's a sinking ship,” he further added on horse-trading allegations.
Earlier in the day, speaking on the continued MLA exodus from Gujarat, Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi 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.
Two of Gujarat Congress MLAs - Mansingh Chouhan and Chhanabhai Chaudhary had also quit the party on Friday. 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.