Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday claimed the Congress is a “sinking ship” and there can be extra defections from the opposition social gathering after the November three bypolls to eight seats within the state.
Addressing a ballot rally in assist of BJP candidate Jitu Chaudhary in Kaprada city of Valsad district, Mr Rupani mentioned these by-elections have been necessitated as a result of eight Congress MLAs resigned.
“The Congress is getting disintegrated across the country. It is a sinking ship. Time has come to bury the Congress by putting the last nail in its coffin,” he mentioned.
He claimed that Congress staff shouldn’t have any belief of their social gathering’s management.
“Questions are also raised on Rahul Gandhi’s ability to lead. The party workers are trying to get freedom from dynastic leadership. The party workers are still unhappy and the Congress will see more defections after this bypoll,” the Chief Minister claimed.
“The MLAs realised it is difficult to do people’s work while being in the Congress, because the party believes in keeping only one family happy. Jitubhai (Chaudhary) has joined the BJP for the betterment of his constituency,” he mentioned.
Mr Rupani famous that quite a few Congress MLAs left the social gathering prior to now too.
In 2017, Congress heavyweight Shankersinh Vaghela left the social gathering with 13 different MLAs, adopted by the exit of six subsequent yr and now eight legislators, he mentioned.
Jitu Chaudhary is the BJP’s candidate from Kaprada seat, one of many eight constituencies the place by-elections have been necessitated as eight Congress MLAs resigned forward of the Rajya Sabha polls in June this yr.
The defection helped the BJP to win one further seat within the Rajya Sabha elections.
Out of the eight MLAs who resigned, 5, together with Mr Chaudhary, joined the BJP and the ruling social gathering has nominated them for the bypolls.
Besides Kaprada, the opposite seats the place bypolls can be held on November three are -Limbdi, Karjan, Abdasa, Gadhada, Dang, Morbi and Dhari.