Amit Shah Going to Be the Heir of Modi?

Randall Craig
July 30, 2017

According to the latest news, allegedly 40 politicians from Gujarat Congress are reaching Karnataka resorts.

This dramatic exercise to take MLAs away from Gujarat has been done in order to stop exodus from the Congress.

After six of its MLAs quit the party ahead of the crucial 8 August Rajya Sabha polls, the Congress leadership chose to "shift" its MLAs in Gujarat to Bengaluru to guard them from being "poached" by the BJP. "Four more will join them", a senior party leader said on the condition of anonymity. The leaders complained that money and muscle power is in the full display in the state by the ruling BJP.

For BJP Ahmed's defeat in the Rajya Sabha election would mean a big political victory not only in terms of a number, but also in terms of a statement.

They will be putting up at Clarks Exotica Resorts, which is a 15-minute drive from the Bengaluru airport.

The younger brother of Karnataka Power Minister DK Shivakumar, DK Suresh, who is also a Congress MP, escorted the MLAs to a resort.

In the 182-member Gujarat Assembly, the strength of the Congress has gone down to 51 from 57, following the resignations of six MLAs. Rajput, who is a close relative to Vaghela, has fielded Sonia Gandhi's political advisor Ahmed Patel in the wake of the re-election in the Upper House of Parliament. BJP's Smriti Irani and Amit Shah are contesting for the other two seats.

BJP plan is to prevent Ahmed Patel going to Rajya Sabha.

Since Thursday, six legislators of the Congress have resigned from the party and joined the BJP.

The Gujarat Congress unit president Bharatsinh Solanki is among the Congress MLAs being escorted to Bengaluru.

AICC media in-charge Randeep Surjewala, who rushed from Delhi to Ahmedabad for damage control, accused BJP's national president Amit Shah of utilising money and muscle power to destabilise his party in the State.

"It's a touch and go situation", the insider said, adding, "It's a matter of spending a few crores, which his nothing for the BJP". But, what made the party jittery is the fact that 11 of its MLAs had voted for NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind during the presidential election. In such circumstances, it is not possible for me to work for Congress party, due to this I resign from all the posts of Congress. Though Ahmed has remained out of government and maintained a low profile, he is a known strategist for the party and has always remained at the helm of affairs in Congress.

"I think at least MLAs of Banaskantha district which is the worst affected by floods should not have gone on tour when people are facing hardships", he said.

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