Reacting to reports of Congress leaders switching off their mobiles and being unavailable to the public who are now facing flood fury in Gujarat, Mr Gohil wondered where the Gujarat Chief Minister was when there were floods in Banaskantha.
Earlier on Sunday, the Congress accused the BJP of buying and threatening their MLAs in Gujarat for Rs. 15 crore and paraded its 44 MLAs who are camping in Bengaluru. But what BJP is doing is called hitting below the belt. Whether it is fear, greed, inducement or plain disenchantment with the party, the compulsion behind their treachery, only the Congress turncoats can tell us. "There is no need for us to stay here (Bengaluru) for even a minute if there was no threat from them in Gujarat", he claimed.
On Saturday, the Election Commission had asked the BJP-led Gujarat government for a report on the Congress' defection claims. If a Rajya Sabha election can be used as a catalyst to hasten this split in the Congress, then so be it.
"Be it Manipur, Karnataka or Bihar, the NDA has fine-tuned the art of horse-trading". As per information, the legislators from Gujarat want to put this visit to best use by visiting some unique locations in Karnataka, a few of them in the city itself.
Some members of non-BJP parties in states like Odisha and Tamil Nadu, where the saffron party does not have a significant presence, are apprehensive that it may engineer similar defections in their parties.
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"All members of the BJD are committed", Mahtab told Scroll.in. Obviously, even a small swing of votes away from the BJP could prove costly in the next election.
Rao said it was a master stroke by the BJP as it not only got a state back in its governance but also weakened the opposition Grand Alliance. Where are the internal problems and bickering the BJP is talking about? "What opposition has seen is just a trickle".
The same happened in 2006, when JD (S) under H D Kumaraswamy made a decision to go with the BJP and ditched their then leader, Siddaramaiah. "The BJP is resorting to blatant manipulation".
He blamed the Congress and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) for losing their government in Bihar, saying they did not learn lessons from their mistakes and supported corruption. "But the DMK [Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam] will continue to oppose undemocratic practices". Speaking to media at the Magnolia Resort, Shaktisinh Gohil, Congress MLA from Abdasa constituency said revealed that MLAs were not in their constituencies after the floods as they were being lured by the ruling party with allurements such as Rs 15 crore and tickets to contest the forthcoming Assembly polls. The BJP has fielded Rajput, who quit the Congress on Thursday, against Patel to further queer his pitch.