Gujarat Congress: The Congress in Gujarat on Tuesday suspended 6 more members from the party for six years for their involvement in anti-party activities during the assembly elections. Congress sources gave this information. According to sources, the suspended members include the president of the party’s Junagadh unit and a woman office-bearer. Last week, 38 party members were suspended on the same grounds following complaints received by the disciplinary committee of the Gujarat unit of the Congress. Sources said women chief organizer of the Congress Seva Dal in the state, Pragati Ahir, and Junagarh city unit president Amit Patel were among those suspended for anti-party activities.
Complaint was received from 95 Congress members
Others facing disciplinary action include Congress members Khumansingh Parmar, Raju Solanki and Ravana Parmar. The convener of the committee earlier told reporters that they had received 71 complaints against 95 Congress members for anti-party activities. Some of them were warned and issued show cause notices, sources said. In the assembly elections held in December, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won a record 156 seats in the 182-member assembly, while the Congress got only 17.
Let us tell you that after the crushing defeat in the Gujarat Legislative Assembly, there was continuous churning in the Congress. During this, a three-member committee of the party had met the candidates of the party from Saurashtra region. The Congress had got 77 seats in the 2017 elections, of which 28 were from the Saurashtra region. The committee was constituted by the Congress on January 4 and was asked to submit its report to the party within two weeks.