Veteran Gujarat Congress MLA resigns, may join BJP

Veteran Gujarat Congress MlA resigns, may join BJP

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Gandhinagar: Rajasthan BJP chief Jitubhai Vaghani with former Congress MLA and prominent Koli community leader Kunwarji Bawalia at the party headquarter, in Gandhinagar on July 3, 2018. Accusing Congress President Rahul Gandhi of playing caste politics and ignoring the aspirations of senior leaders, Bawalia on Tuesday quit as a legislator to join the ruling BJP. He will be sworn in as a minister in the state cabinet later in the evening. (Photo: IANS/Twitter/@BJP4Gujarat)
Gandhinagar: Rajasthan BJP chief Jitubhai Vaghani along with former Congress MLA and prominent Koli community leader Kunwarji Bawalia, addresses at the party headquarter, in Gandhinagar on July 3, 2018. Accusing Congress President Rahul Gandhi of playing caste politics and ignoring the aspirations of senior leaders, Bawalia on Tuesday quit as a legislator to join the ruling BJP. He will be sworn in as a minister in the state cabinet later in the evening. (Photo: IANS/Twitter/@BJP4Gujarat)
Gandhinagar: Rajasthan BJP chief Jitubhai Vaghani along with former Congress MLA and prominent Koli community leader Kunwarji Bawalia, addresses at the party headquarter, in Gandhinagar on July 3, 2018. Accusing Congress President Rahul Gandhi of playing caste politics and ignoring the aspirations of senior leaders, Bawalia on Tuesday quit as a legislator to join the ruling BJP. He will be sworn in as a minister in the state cabinet later in the evening. (Photo: IANS/Twitter/@BJP4Gujarat)
Gandhinagar, July 3 (IANS) Senior Gujarat Congress MLA and prominent Koli community leader Kunwarji Bawalia on Tuesday tendered his resignation as a legislator as well as from the party.
Bawalia, a six-time MLA from Jasdan constituency in Rajkot district, handed over his papers to Gujarat Assembly Speaker Rajendra Trivedi. Bawalia was elected to the Lok Sabha from Rajkot during the 2009 elections. The Koli community leader, who has been sulking ever since the December 2017 elections for being ignored for any key party position, is likely to join the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and, sources believe, could be inducted into the Vijay Rupani cabinet. His resignation comes days after another leader from Rajkot, former legislator Indranil Rajyaguru, quit alleging that the Congress leadership ignored the aspirations of several party seniors. --IANS desai/in/vm

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