New Delhi: Political tensions elevated in Gujarat after 4 Congress MLAs tendered their resignation to Rajya Sabha Speaker Rajendra Trivedi on Sunday.
“4 Congress MLAs tendered their resignation to me on Saturday, and I’ll announce their names within the Meeting tomorrow [Monday],” the speaker informed PTI. The resignations got here forward of the Rajya Sabha elections for the 4 seats within the state on March 26.
Following the announcement, the Congress moved a minimum of 24 of its MLAs to Jaipur over fears of horse-trading.
If the resignations are accepted, the power of the 182-Congress member Home will come right down to 176. In such a situation, a nominee would require the help of a minimum of 36 MLAs to get elected to the higher home from the state.
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) at present has 103 MLAs within the meeting, and it might solely ship two of its candidates to the Rajya Sabha except it manages cross-voting from the Congress to win the third seat. The saffron get together would wish the help of 108 MLAs, down from 111 after the resignation of 4 Congress legislator, to win three seats.
State BJP president Jitu Vaghani mentioned the resignation of the 4 Congress legislators could lead on the BJP to win three seats within the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections.
The BJP has fielded Abhay Bhardwaj, Ramila Bara and Narhari Amin for the Rajya Sabha election.
After the 4 resignations, Congress now has 69 MLAs within the meeting. The grand previous get together would wish the help of a minimum of 72 legislators to win two of the 4 seats. The get together has fielded senior leaders Shaktisinh Gohil and Bharatsinh Solanki.
Other than the events talked about earlier, the Bharatiya Tribal Occasion has two, and the Nationalist Congress Occasion has one MLA within the meeting. The help of those three MLAs can be essential for each the BJP and Congress through the election. Jignesh Mevani is the one Unbiased legislator, nonetheless, on Friday, he pledged his help to the Congress.
(With PTI inputs)