Home » National News » Jolt for Congress: 2 more MLAs resign in Gujarat

Jolt for Congress: 2 more MLAs resign in Gujarat

News Agencies | Updated on: 28 July 2017, 12:35 IST

In a massive setback to the Congress in Gujarat, two Congress MLAs offered their resignations on 28 July.

This came a day after three Congress MLAs quit the party and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Maan Singh Chouhan and Sana Bhai Choudhari are the two MLAs who resigned from the grand old party.

Speaking on the issue, Gujarat Assembly Speaker Ramanbhai Vora said that nine MLAs have given resignation since yesterday, but he received only 5 resignations in paper.

"I got the resignation of the 3 MLAs of Gujarat on 27 July. Sana Bhai Choudhari gave me his resignation. Maan Singh Chauhan gave me his resignation today. No one has asked for the time, whoever will come to my office, I will talk to them," he added.

Yesterday, three Congress MLAs P. I. Patel, Balwantsinh Rajput and Tejashree Patel resigned from the party.

Rajput is a relative of Shankersinh Vaghela, who quit the Congress last week, while P.I. Patel was the Congress legislator from Vijapur.

This comes when the Rajya Sabha election is around the corner in Gujarat.

BJP chief Amit Shah and Union Minister Smriti Irani will contest for Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat.

Currently, Shah is an MLA from Gujarat's Naranpura constituency. 


First published: 28 July 2017, 12:35 IST