Shankersinh Vaghela says willing to coordinate between regional parties to create 'anti-BJP front' for 2019 Lok Sabha polls
Former Gujarat Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela on Tuesday expressed his desire to play the role of a coordinator between regional parties to forge an "anti-BJP" front in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
Mahendrasinh, ex-Gujarat CM Shankarsinh Vaghela's son, joins BJP; says Congress’ revival impossible under Rahul Gandhi
Shankarsinh Vaghela told reporters his son was under pressure to join the BJP and he had advised him to seek the opinion of his supporters before making any decision.
Rebel Congress MLAs, who had either resigned or voted against the party nominee Ahmed Patel in the Gujarat Rajya Sabha polls, are set to join the BJP.
Of the 10 MLAs, eight including Vaghela and his son, who had voted for the BJP candidates in the Rajya Sabha poll, were expelled by the Congress on Wednesday.
The latest resignations involving Congress MLAs in Gujarat is part of BJP plan to pin down Congress leader and strategist Ahmed Patel, the only Muslim parliamentarian from the state
Shankersinh Vaghela's Congress exit will change Gujarat politics; former CM likely to pitch himself as third front
While Shankersinh Vaghela has not yet revealed his future plans, his exit from the Congress has worried both the opposition party and the ruling BJP, political observers say.