On 77th birthday, Shankersinh Vaghela announces decision to quit Congress

Addressing a rally in Gandhinagar on his 77th birthday, Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela claimed that the party high command expelled him on Thursday.

FP Staff July 22, 2017 09:23:59 IST
Addressing a rally in Gandhinagar on his 77th birthday, Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela claimed that the party high command expelled him on Thursday. "I'm freeing myself from Congress or any party from now," he asserted in the meeting. PTI
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Addressing a rally in Gandhinagar on his 77th birthday, Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela claimed that the party high command expelled him on Thursday. "I'm freeing myself from Congress or any party from now," he asserted in the meeting. PTI
He also told the gathering that he won't join any political party now. "To all my supporters and MLAs who are behind me... Do whatever you like... I'm no longer in any position," he said. PTI
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He also told the gathering that he won't join any political party now. "To all my supporters and MLAs who are behind me... Do whatever you like... I'm no longer in any position," he said. PTI
He also announced that he would immediately resign as the leader of Opposition in the Gujarat Assembly and give up his membership of the House after the Rajya Sabha polls in the state scheduled for 8 August. PTI
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He also announced that he would immediately resign as the leader of Opposition in the Gujarat Assembly and give up his membership of the House after the Rajya Sabha polls in the state scheduled for 8 August. PTI
Meanwhile, Congress denied Vaghela's accusations and said that he chose to quit of his own accord. AICC communications chief Randeep S Surjewala claimed that Vaghela wanted to replace the current Gujarat Congress chief. PTI
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Meanwhile, Congress denied Vaghela's accusations and said that he chose to quit of his own accord. AICC communications chief Randeep S Surjewala claimed that Vaghela wanted to replace the current Gujarat Congress chief. PTI