Congress gears up for Gujarat Assembly polls; Rahul, Sonia meet MLAs

Congress gears up for Gujarat Assembly polls; Rahul, Sonia meet MLAs

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All the 43 Congress MLAs, who remained united to elect senior leader Ahmed Patel to Rajya Sabha recently, will meet Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and party vice president Rahul Gandhi tomorrow in Delhi.

Out of the 43 legislators, four MLAs, including Shaktisinh Gohil, have reached Delhi yesterday while 39 left this evening from the Ahmedabad airport, Gujarat Congress spokesperson Manish Doshi said.

Gujarat Congress chief Bharatsinh Solanki and other senior party leaders are also accompanying the MLAs.

"After winning the Rajya Sabha polls, which was a battle to save the democracy, our MLAs expressed a wish to meet the party high command. That is why we are taking them to Delhi," Solanki said at the airport here.

During their stay in Delhi, these MLAs would discuss the strategy to win the upcoming Assembly polls, due later this year, said Doshi, adding that the MLAs would also celebrate Ahmed Patel's birthday tomorrow.

"MLAs would share their experiences regarding the Rajya Sabha polls with Soniaji and Rahulji tomorrow. Ahmedbhai would also remain present. They would also discuss the strategy to be adopted during the Assembly polls," said Doshi.

Before coming back on August 23, these MLAs would visit Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, Doshi added.

Ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls for Gujarat on August 8, Congress had shifted 44 of its MLAs to Bengaluru to save them from "poach...

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