Veteran Gujarat politician Shankersinh Vaghela on Monday resigned from the Nationalist Congress Occasion (NCP), sad over his elimination as president of the state occasion unit and cross-voting by the lone NCP MLA within the recently-held Rajya Sabha elections.
Mr Vaghela has tendered his resignation as a nationwide normal secretary in addition to a major member of the Sharad Pawar-led occasion.
He had joined the NCP solely in 2019, two years after quitting the Congress.
Issuing a video message after his resignation, Mr Vaghela expressed his displeasure about lone NCP MLA Kandhal Jadeja defying the occasion whip and indulging in cross-voting through the June 19 Rajya Sabha polls for 4 seats.
The BJP had received three of the 4 seats whereas the Congress, which was hit by resignations of eight MLAs, might bag just one seat whereas its different candidate misplaced narrowly.
Such acts by an MLA of the occasion have upset me and different staff of the occasion, Mr Vaghela stated.
The NCP on Monday issued a present trigger discover to Mr Jadeja for defying the occasion whip by not voting for a Congress candidate.
In his resignation letter to Mr Pawar, Mr Vaghela acknowledged that he was sad with the NCP since his elimination as president of the Gujarat unit per week earlier than the Rajya Sabha elections. He was changed with Jayant Patel, his predecessor.
The 79-year-old veteran and former chief minister stated he’ll honour want of his supporters, and can stay lively in public life.
Mr Vaghela had hopped events in his lengthy political profession.
He had been with the BJP because the Jan Sangh days. He turned chief minister after splitting the BJP in 1996. In 1997, he merged his occasion with the Congress.
He give up the Congress after engineering a defection within the occasion rank forward of Rajya Sabha polls in 2017.