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Another Gujarat Congress MLA resigns ahead of Rajya Sabha polls

Gujarat Speaker Rajendra Trivedi   | Photo Credit: Facebook/Rajendra Trivedi

The exodus of Congress MLAs in Gujarat continues ahead of the June 19 Rajya Sabha election to four seats, with one more legislator resigning on Friday.

Brijesh Merja resigned as MLA as well as from the primary member of the Congress. He won in the 2017 Assembly election from Morbi. On Thursday, Congress MLAs Akshay Patel and Jitu Chaudhary tendered their resignation. So far, eight MLAs have resigned from the party, bringing its number down to 65 in the Assembly.

“I have received the resignation of Brijesh Merja, MLA from Morbi,” Speaker Rajendra Trivedi said.

On Thursday, Congress MLAs Akshay Patel and Jitu Chaudhary tendered their resignation. So far, eight MLAs have resigned from the party, bringing its number down to 65 in the Assembly.

The Congress has fielded Shaktisinh Gohil and Bharatsinh Solanki for two seats and the BJP has fielded three candidates for the four seats. Now, with its number reduced, the Congress is likely to send only one of its candidates to the Rajya Sabha. The BJP is likely to retain all the three seats.


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