Congress MLAs are frustrated with party's ideology: BJP

| Updated: Jul 28, 2017 00:30 IST

Ahmedabad (Gujarat) [India] July 27 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said that the Congress MLAs are annoyed with the party itself and its ideology, and therefore, are resigning in frustration. "The Congress MLAs are angry with their party and its ideology. Under Rahul Gandhi's guidance Congress has lost more than 28 elections. Therefore, this shows the frustration of party MLAs," BJP leader Bharat Pandya told ANI. He added that Congress' downfall has started. Ahead of the two day monsoon session of the Gujarat Assembly scheduled on August 8 and 9, and the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections on August 8, Congress MLAs Balwantsinh Rajput and Tejashree Patel had resigned from the party today. While Congress MLA Balvantsinh Rajput has resigned from all posts in the party, Dr Tejashree Patel who is an MLA from Viramgam assembly constituency and one of the vocal leaders of the party in the Gujarat Assembly has quit the legislative assembly as well as the Congress party. These two resignations come immediately on the backdrop of party's senior leader Shankersinh Vaghela quitting the party and the post of MLA. The resignations also follows the cross voting by at least 11 Congress MLAs in the recently held presidential elections. In a letter addressed to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Rajput who is an MLA from Sidhpur stated: "For the last few years, the Congress party has been trying to harm my reputation through my colleagues intentionally. Some party people have tried to hurt my reputation in the party due to my family relationships with Shankersinhji Vaghela."(ANI)