Congress veteran Shankarsinh Vaghela, said to be unhappy with the Congress party, said that he will speak in detail about all the issues that he is facing at 2 PM on Friday. Vaghela has expressed his unhappiness about the proceedings in the party.
On the reports of Congress core committee warning him of action regarding his comments, Vaghela said that let them do it and he will take his own action.
Vaghela said that the Congress has right to stop party workers from joining his gathering on the eve of his birthday. He said it is up to them, they can join and if they don’t come then there is no issues.
Vaghela will make an important announcement and share his “feelings” with his supporters during a mega gathering on his birthday on Friday in Gandhinagar.
Congress veteran had earlier slammed the state Congress over “lack of homework” for the assembly polls.
On Tuesday, Vaghela had announced that he would hold a mega gathering of his supporters on his 77th birthday (July 21) to share his “feelings” and give a message.
The gathering, which is scheduled to be held near Gandhinagar Town Hall, is being seen as his attempt to display his political might ahead of the assembly polls.
However, Vaghela has maintained that it was not a “show of strength” against the Congress leadership.
As the sudden move by him shook the state Congress, several leaders, including former state party president Siddharth Patel and AICC spokesperson Shaktisinh Gohil, met him and urged him not to announce his retirement at the event on Friday.
Speculations are also rife that Vaghela has made his mind to part with Congress, if not retirement.
When asked about Vaghela’s next possible move, be it retirement or opening a new front by quitting Congress, his son and Congress MLA Mahendrasinh Vaghela said, “Wait and watch.”
Mahendrasinh, however, asserted that his father, fondly known as ‘Bapu’, will not announce retirement.
“I know him not just as his son, but also as a Congress worker. Therefore, I can say that Bapu will never announce retirement. He will never leave active politics,” Mahendrasinh told.
When asked if his father has made up his mind to quit Congress, Mahendrasinh said, “You need to wait till tomorrow”.
Vaghela had earlier said that all the 57 Congress MLAs along with two of NCP and one from JD(U) have been invited for the event in Gandhinagar on Friday.
“This is not a show of strength. I just wanted to respect the feelings of my supporters, especially those from my constituency Kapadvanj,” he had said.
With PTI inputs