Rajya Sabha adjourned for day amid ruckus

BJP President Amit Shah and Union Minister Smriti Irani will contest Rajya Sabha polls from Gujarat BJP leader JP Nadda said on Wednesday

Speaking on the issue, Gujarat Assembly Speaker Ramanbhai Vora said nine MLAs have given resignation since Thursday, but he received only five resignations in paper.

On Thursday, three MLAs - Balwantsinh Rajput, Congress Chief Whip and MLA from Siddhpur, Tejashree Patel from Viramgam, and Vijapur legislator P.I. Patel submitted their resignations and joined the BJP.

"It is the innate belief of these MLAs in Congress ideology and their impeccable integrity that deterred the conspirators and resulted in an absolute failure of their conspiracy to cause defections through allurements", the Congress said. "You have seen this naked drama.The policy of the BJP in Gujarat is - by hook or by crook, come to power by breaking all laws", he said.

Out of the 9 retiring members, four are from the Trinamool Congress, two from the Congress, two from the BJP and one from the CPI-M.

On 11 July, as many as 11 Congress lawmakers in Gujarat, believed to be Vaghela's supporters, voted for the ruling BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind in the presidential election, instead of opposition-backed candidate Meira Kumar.

First hints of the impending reshuffle were given when BJP president Amit Shah chose to fight upcoming Rajya Sabha elections.

The development came hours after seven Congress MLAs chose to quit the party in the last two days. Currently, the party's statistics says that it has 54 seats in the 182-seat assembly and each Rajya Saba member needs 47 votes to win.

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"I don't know if these MLAs, who are trying to be very courageous on BJP advice, have been made aware of the consequences of 7-10 years of punishment as per law", he said.

"My resignation has nothing to do with the Rajya Sabha polls".

Meanwhile, Congress launched a scathing attack on the BJP for attempting to try and poach its MLAs by hook or by crook.

"Shri Punabhai Gambit is a Scheduled Tribes Congress MLA, who had been elected a third time".

Moreover, they have accused BJP President Amit Shah of engineering defections by using "money and muscle power".

In a late damage control after seven MLAs from Gujarat resigned from Congress in last 48 hours, the party shifted its 44 MLAs to Bengaluru, to prevent, what they call horse trading ahead of a crucial election in the state.

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