Thu, 06 Dec 2012 10:55:18 GMT | By ANI

Gujarat: Former Congress Dy. CM Narhari Amin joins BJP

Narhari Amin’s supporters, including the Ahmedabad City Congress president Pankaj Shah, have already resigned from their posts


Gujarat: Former Congress Dy. CM Narhari Amin joins BJP (© Reuters)

Ahmedabad: With central Congress Party leaders turning down Gujarat leader Narhari Amin’s request to be allowed to contest assembly polls from the Gandhinagar South constituency, the senior party loyalist today joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, asking his supporters to ensure victory of Chief Minister Narendra Modi.

Amin left Congress and joined the BJP in presence of Narendra Modi. Amin’s supporters, including the Ahmedabad City Congress president Pankaj Shah, have already resigned from their posts. Similarly, two sitting MLAs revolted against the party and filed nominations as independent candidates on Friday.

Various protests against candidature announcements from all corners of the state has left Congress leaders baffled and they feel the ground is slipping from beneath their feet.Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Rajiv Shukla on Saturday had met former Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Amin, who was denied nomination by the Congress for the upcoming state assembly polls.

Shukla assured him of taking up the matter with the Congress High Command, but failed to stop the disgruntled leader from joining the BJP.

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