Earlier in the day, all the 44 Gujarat Congress MLAs who were holed in Karnataka’s resort as a result of the alleged horse-trading by the BJP ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections, returned back to the state.
As soon as the MLAs landed at the state capital they were taken to the Neejanand Resort in Gujarat’s Anand district, located 77 km from Ahmedabad, ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections which is to be held tomorrow for three seats.
After reaching the resort, senior Ahmed Patel expressed confidence on his party and said all the MLAs of the party stand united.
Congress MLA Amit Chavda on Monday said that the 44 MLA’s of the Congress together left Gujarat to protect the democracy of India and protect themselves from Bharatiya Janata Party-led ruling government’s horse trading.
Addressing the media here, Chavda said everyone has seen how in Gujarat BJP chief Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are trying to destroy the democracy in India, threaten the MLAs, pressurise them and trying horse trading politics.
“To protect the democracy of India, all the 44 MLA’s of Congress together left Gujarat. Today we came back to Gujarat because today is Raksha Bandhan, among 44 MLA’s there are 2 female MLA’s,” he said
However, the Janata Dal Party JD (U) advised the Congress Party that hiding its MLAs is not the way to give a strong response to Bharatiya Janata Party-led ruling government’s horse trading.