BJP questions decision to spend huge money on shifting of Gujarat Cong MLAs when state struggling with floods

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 29 July 2017, 08:41 PM
BJP questions expenses on shifting of Guj Cong MLAs amid floods (Image: ANI)
BJP questions expenses on shifting of Guj Cong MLAs amid floods (Image: ANI)

Bhartiya Janata Party on Saturday criticised Congress’ decision to shift 38 MLAs out of Gujarat. BJP Gujarat in-charge Bhupendra Yadav questioned the decision to shift MLAs with so much of expenses when the state is struggling to deal with natural calamity like flood.

“Today, when people are surrounded by floods due to natural calamity, Congress has switched off all MLAs phone. They have been taken to Bengaluru with so much expenses, given all facilities, on the other hand people are in distress,” said Bhupendra.

On Friday, in an overnight operation, Congress flew 38 of its Gujarat MLAs from Ahmedabad to Bengaluru to keep them from being “poached” by the BJP ahead of the August 8 Rajya Sabha polls in that state.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala demanded that the Election Commission (EC) lodged a criminal case against the BJP for “poaching” its MLAs using “money and muscle” power, a charge denied by the saffron party.

In a major setback for the opposition party in Gujarat, three more of its MLAs resigned on Friday, taking the number of legislators who quit the party ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls to six.

Also read: Afraid of poaching by BJP, Congress flies out 38 MLAs from Ahmedabad to Bengaluru, remaining others to join later

First Published: Saturday, July 29, 2017 08:39 PM
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