The Congress party has won eight out of 11 seats in the elections to the board of directors representing the 11 blocks of the Kaira District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Limited, Amul Dairy. The elections were conducted on Saturday after a required period of five years.
The results of the elections to 11 director posts were announced on Monday. The Congress swept the elections, winning eight of the 11 seats. Despite, BJP govt’s effort to defeat Congress, Ramsinh Parmar along with Congress MLA Rajendrasinh Parmar managed to secure victory for the party in one of the most prestigious brand’s union in India.
As per media reports, Rajendrasinh Parmar’s victory in Borsad was an all-out win for the Congress as the veteran leader bagged all the 93 votes cast in the Borsad block.
BJP MLA from Matar Kesarisinh Solanki lost to Congress’ Sanjay Patel, who had contested against him in the 2017 Assembly polls. Congress MLA from Anand Kanti Sodha Parmar won with 41 votes, according to a report in The Indian Express.
In Balasinor block, former BJP MLA Rajesh Pathak won with 62 votes out of a total of 86 votes. Of the 98 votes cast in Kathalal, Congress’ Ghela Zala won with 48 votes, while other candidates Rajesh Zala and Shana Sodha Parmar and Rajendra Patel got 28, 19 votes, and 3 votes respectively.
In Mahemdavad, former Congress MLA Gautam Chauhan has won with 50 of 97 votes while the other candidate Bhagwansinh Chauhan got 26 votes and Ramsinh Jala got 21 votes. In Kapadvanj, Shardaben Patel won with 52 of 100 votes. In Nadiad, Vipul Patel got 58 of 100 votes. There were 88 votes in Virpur constituency, of which Shabhesinh Parmar won with 41 votes. Another candidate Raghusinh Parmar got 33 votes and Jashubhai Patel got 14 votes.
Amul Board chairman Ramsinh Parmar, a BJP member, had been elected unopposed earlier. Ramsinh Parmar was a former Congress member and a seven-time MLA. Ramsinh lost from Thasra constituency in 2017 after switching to the BJP. Ramsinh Parmar has been part of the Amul union since 1978 and has been its chairman since