Gujarat Congress MLAs stand united, meet Karnataka Governor

Gujarat Congress MLA's comes out of Rajbhavan after meeting with Governor in Bengaluru

Gujarat Congress MLA's comes out of Rajbhavan after meeting with Governor in Bengaluru

Contrary to reports that they would be flown in Delhi first, the MLAs reached their home state directly amidst tight security.

August 06: Congress Member of Parliament (MP) D.K. Suresh on Sunday said that the Gujarat Congress is united and all the 44 Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) are ready to vote for Ahmed Patel in the upcoming Gujarat Rajya Sabha election.

According to a report byNDTV, the MLAs were taken to another resort soon after they landed at Ahmedabad. The drama was set up by the Congress as it did not wanted its MLA's to vote in favour of the BJP led NDA Governmnt in the crucial Rajya Sabha elections. Last week, the Income Tax department had also raided several premises owned by Karnataka Minister D.K. Shivakumar and his family, including Bengaluru's Eagleton Resort where the 44 Gujarat Congress legislators were staying.

Speaking to the media, Gujarat MLA and party spokesperson Shaktisinh Gohil said the governor received them warmly and had assured them there was nothing to worry about.

Shailesh Parmar, chief whip of the Congress in Gujarat Assembly, told that Ahmed Patel will meet all the MLAs in the evening. "We have been subjected to so much threat and pressure". Why had they to fear if they did not want to vote for the BJP?

Gohil further said the raids were not as simple as being claimed. Training his guns on BJP leaders in Gujarat, he said, "If a national leader like Mr Rahul Gandhi is targeted in Gujarat, one can only imagine what would have happened to us if we had stayed back". After the I-T officials left his residence, Shivakumar visited a temple and met a seer in Vijayanagar area.

"The way IT sleuths descended on the resort and searched the rooms was only to scare us". Shivakumar, who sported a nonchalant look, refused to speak to the media about the raids.

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