Updated: November 2, 2020 7:40:40 am
TWO DAYS forward of the by-elections in eight Assembly constituencies in Gujarat, the state Congress Sunday launched a “sting operation” video the place former get together MLA Somabhai Patel is purportedly heard claiming that he and some different former get together legislators had acquired Rs 10 crore every from the BJP for resigning from their seats.
The BJP rejected the declare, saying it was supposed to “create confusion” among the many individuals forward of the bypolls. Patel resigned in March, forward of the election to 4 Rajya Sabha seats in Gujarat.
The 45-second video was launched by the Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) at a press convention in Ahmedabad’s
Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan. In the video, a person, presupposed to be former Congress chief and Limbdi constituency (Surendranagar district) legislator Patel, is seen speaking to a different individual in Hindi.
Patel is purportedly heard claiming that the BJP had paid Rs 10 crore every to the seven Congress MLAs, who lately resigned from their seats, on the behest of CM Vijay Rupani, state BJP president CR Paatil and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
The Indian Express couldn’t independently confirm the authenticity of the video clip.
Bypolls to eight Vidhan Sabha seats in Gujarat might be held on November three after eight Congress MLAs resigned from their posts earlier this 12 months. The BJP has fielded 5 of them on the get together’s ticket for the upcoming bypolls.
State BJP president CR Paatil denied the allegations at a press convention in Surat and stated, “The Congress is attempting to mislead the individuals. The indisputable fact that Amit Chavda had missed is that Somabhai resigned from the MLA put up in March, whereas I took the duty as state BJP president in July. I’ve had no talks with Somabhai both on cellphone or personally.”
Somabhai couldn’t be reached for a remark as his cellphone was switched off.
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