"A senior leader like Shankersinh Vaghela, former chief minister and the leader of opposition, has left the Congress. Three-time MLA and its chief whip Balwantsinh Rajput has left it too".
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.
"To ensure BJP is not successful, 44 of us Congress MLAs are leaving from Gujarat for Bengaluru", Congress MLA Shailesh Parmar said.
The Congress has accused the BJP of horse-trading ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat. This act will find a place in the history of Gujarat", said national spokesperson of Congress and Abdasa MLA Shaktisinh Gohil."However, Congress MLAs have stood undeterred amid cheap politics and increased the pride of Gujarat. It is the fear of such cross-voting and to avoid any further desertion that the party chose to send its MLAs outside Gujarat.
A senior BJP leader claimed Congress was going to lose at least 22 MLAs before the RS polls.
Speaking on the issue, Gujarat Assembly Speaker Ramanbhai Vora said that nine MLAs have given resignation since yesterday, but he received only five resignations in the paper.
"Since there are only two main parties in Gujarat, the BJP is the only option for me if I leave the Congress". The Congress MLAs boarded a flight to Bengaluru at 11:45 am and may stay there for a week.
The Congress sources said MLAs are likely to travel to some tourist destinations in the state and also to Tirupati. "It must be guaranteed that the biennial elections to the Rajya Sabha are free and fair and the abducted MLAs released", he said.
The terms of nine Rajya Sabha members from Gujarat and West Bengal are ending on August 18.
BJP chief Amit Shah will contest the biennial election to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat, the party announced on Wednesday.
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