Guj Polls: BJP Suspends 12 More Rebels for Contesting as Independent Candidates
23 November, 2022 | Pranay Lad
12 rebels who filed their registrations as independent candidates for the forthcoming Guj Assembly polls after being denied tickets have been suspended in disciplinary action by the BJP
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has suspended twelve rebels in disciplinary action after they filed nominations as independent candidates in the upcoming Gujarat Assembly elections after being denied tickets by the ruling party.
The twelve rebels were all looking for seats in the Assembly.
After the party suspended seven rebels on Sunday, this is the second list of rebels who have been placed on administrative leave.
According to a BJP statement citing state president C.R. Paatil, “These MLAs have been suspended for six years for engaging in antiparty actions.”
Dinubhai Patel from Padra, Madhubhai Shrivastav from Vaghodia, and Kuldeep Sinh Raul, all of whom are from the Vadodara district, are among the BJP officials who have been suspended.
Ram Sinh Thakor from Mehsana, Dhawal Sinh Jhala from Aravalli, and B Pagi from Shahera in the Panchmahal district have also been suspended.
From the districts of Anand, Banaskantha, and Mahisagar, two people have each been suspended. Banaskantha residents Manavjibhai Desai and L Thakor, Mahisagar residents SM Baant and JP Patel, and Anand district residents Ramesh Jhala and Amarshi Bhai Jhala have all been suspended.
42 current MLAs have been rejected tickets by the BJP, which is running for reelection in Gujarat for a seventh term.
The party eliminated 38 existing MLAs after announcing its sizable initial round of 160 candidates. Three further lists of candidates for the remaining Assembly seats were later unveiled by the ruling party.
Former chief minister Vijay Rupani, former deputy chief minister Nitin Patel, and party leader Patil were among the prominent members of the party who had stated a preference not to run in the 2018 elections.
The BJP was stopped at 99 seats out of a total of 182 seats in the 2017 elections in Gujarat. With Narendra Modi acting as the state’s chief minister for the longest period of time, the party has been in power for the last 27 years.
This year, the party led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and CR Paatil hopes to secure more than 140 seats.
The state has historically been a BJP stronghold, and the party has set its eyes on winning a seventh term in office.
From 2001 to 2014, PM Modi served as Gujarat’s chief minister for the longest period of time.
The Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which has chosen Isudan Gadhvi as its candidate for chief minister, will, however, provide a formidable electoral challenge to it.
In order to overthrow the BJP administration, the Congress also intends to put its best electoral foot forward.
Gujarat, which has 182 assembly districts, will have two rounds of voting on December 1 and 5. On December 8, which is also the day of the announcement of the results for Himachal Pradesh, the votes will be counted.