MLAs will be flown to Gujarat, not Delhi to meet Sonia Gandhi: Congress party sources

Aug 07, 2017, 08:17 IST | Agencies

The Gujarat Congress legislators, camping at a private resort near here, will be flown back to their home state directly, and not to Delhi as has been reported in a section of the media, party sources said here yesterday

The Gujarat Congress sent its 44 MLAs to Bengaluru to fend off 'poaching attempts' by the BJPThe Gujarat Congress sent its 44 MLAs to Bengaluru to fend off 'poaching attempts' by the BJP

The Gujarat Congress legislators, camping at a private resort near here, will be flown back to their home state directly, and not to Delhi as has been reported in a section of the media, party sources said here yesterday.

The Gujarat Congress had sent 44 of its MLAs here on July 29 to fend off the "poaching" attempts by the BJP, ahead of the August 8 Rajya Sabha poll in that state, in which Ahmed Patel, the political secretary to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, is contesting.

"One thing that has been decided is that all of us (the 44 MLAs) will fly to Gujarat, not Delhi," he said.

'BJP's false reports'
Gohil alleged that it was the BJP, which was spreading "canards" that the Congress MLAs would first be flown to the national capital to meet Sonia.

He also charged that the saffron party was spreading "false reports" that the MLAs would use the 'NOTA' option in the upcoming Rajya Sabha poll to defeat Patel.

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