Gujarat Congress has urged central leadership to end all ties with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) after its “betrayal” in the recent Rajya Sabha polls. The state unit is disappointed with NCP after its two lawmakers did not vote for veteran Congress leader, Ahmed Patel despite promises from party chief, Sharad Pawar.
Eventually, it was Janata Dal (United) legislator Chhotu Vasava’s vote that aided Patel to win his fifth term in Upper House. Gujarat Congress has also not summoned NCP for the 1 September rally of “like-minded” opposition parties at Pardi in Valsad district. It called the party, a B-team of the BJP.
But the state leadership still left the door open, requesting high command to take a final call. Pawar’s party had earlier avoided a meeting of the opposition called by party president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi.
However, Patel insisted that the NCP voted for Congress leader in Rajya Sabha but the Gujarat Congress leaders were spreading lies.
Gujarat Congress chief, Bharatsinh Solanki took to Twitter to announce that there will be no tie-up with NCP for the upcoming polls. The two parties had fought the 2012 assembly polls in alliance with the NCP winning two seats.