Congress chief spokesperson, Randeep Surjewala on Friday accused BJP President, Amit Shah of engineering defections in Gujarat by “money and muscle power”.
“Hunger for power has made the rulers blind to the extent that Congress MLAs are being offered bribe of crores of rupees, election ticket and other allurements,” Surjewala was quoted as saying by IANS.
“By misusing money power, muscle power and state power, MLAs are being asked to meet Amit Shah for changing their loyalty and vote by way of defections. This is disparaging to every constitutional norm, independence of the electoral process and majesty of democracy itself. All this is being done when Amit Shah himself is a Rajya Sabha candidate.”
It was alleged that Scheduled Tribe Congress MLA, Punabhai Gamit, a three-time legislator, was being threatened and lured.