Another Congress MLA in Gujarat has resigned

Another Congress MLA in Gujarat has resigned ahead of the Rajya Sabha polls in the state, taking the tally of legislators who have quit the party to five.

Gujarat Assembly speaker Rajendra Trivedi informed the House on Monday that five Congress MLAs have resigned and he has accepted their resignations.
The five are Pravin Maru from Gadhada, Pradyumansinh Jadeja from Abdasa, Soma Koli Patel from Limbdi, J V Kakadia from Dhari and Mangal Gavit from Dang, the speaker said.

A day earlier, four Congress MLAs had tendered their resignation Trivedi ahead of the election to the four Rajya Sabha seats in the state to be held on March 26.

The speaker had said he will announce the names of the legislators in the Legislative Assembly on Monday. “Four Congress MLAs tendered their resignation to me on Saturday, and I will announce their names in the Assembly tomorrow,” he had said.

With Tuesday’s resignation, the strength of the Congress party in the 182-member Gujarat Assembly has come down to 68 from 73.

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