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Around 20 Cong MLAs to quit party; impossible for Ahmed Patel to win RS polls

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Source: india.com

After the exit of six Congress MLAs ahead of Rajya Sabha polls, a senior party legislator on Saturday has said that it would be difficult for Ahmed Patel to win the elections as more opposition lawmakers may resign in the days to come.

Congress MLA Raghavjee Patel, who is seen close to former party veteran Shankersinh Vaghela, also hinted that he would resign and join BJP. Patel has been fielded by the Congress for the 8 August, Rajya Sabha polls.

“The state party leadership, along with Congress high command, is responsible for whatever is happening right now. In the coming days, around 20 Congress MLAs would break ties with the party. Thus, it will be impossible for Ahmed Patel to win the Rajya Sabha polls,” Raghavjee said.

“When I met Ahmed bhai recently, I cautioned him about this situation and urged him not to contest polls, as I already saw this coming. I firmly believe the Congress cannot win the Rajya Sabha seat from Gujarat,” added the MLA.

“Since there are only two main parties in Gujarat, the BJP is the only option for me if I leave the Congress. I have already had a word with BJP national president, Amit Shah and state president, Jitubhai Vaghani and conveyed my wish to join the party,” he said.

Another Congress MLA from Jamnagar, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, also hinted he would leave the party. “A large number of Congress workers are unhappy with the way the party is functioning. Though I and Raghavjee had made numerous representations about it in the past, the party high command has not given any satisfactory answer. I will take appropriate decision in coming days,” said the MLA from Jamnagar (North) seat.