Before the Rajya Sabha elections, Congress is not taking the name of the problems in Gujarat. Congress MLA Brijesh Merja from Morbi assembly seat resigned on Friday. Brijesh Merja also resigned from the primary membership of the Congress before leaving the assembly membership. Assembly Speaker Rajendra Trivedi has accepted Merja's resignation. He is the third Congress MLA to resign in the last three days, before him Congress MLAs Akshay Patel and Jitu Chaudhary submitted their resignations on Thursday, before five Congress MLAs have resigned in March.
These MLAs have given their resignations
After the announcement of the Rajya Sabha elections, the boat of the Congress started humming. One by one the MLAs broke away from the party. Praveen Maru from Gadda, Soma Patel from Limbadi, Pradyuman Singh Jadeja from Abdasa, JV Kakadia from Dhari and Mangal Gavit from Dang had submitted their resignations. Yesterday i.e. on Thursday, MLA Akshay Patel from Curzon seat of Vadodara and Jitu, MLA from Kaprada seat of Valsad, submitted their resignations to Speaker Rajendra Trivedi.
These two candidates from Congress
In the 182-member assembly, the ruling BJP has 103 MLAs and the opposition Congress now has 61 MLAs. Recently, the BJP has announced the names of three candidates and the Congress two for the Rajya Sabha elections. While the BJP has fielded Abhay Bhardwaj, Ramlila Bada and Narhari Amin, the Congress has announced the names of senior leaders Shaktisinh Gohil and Bharatsinh Solanki. Gohil is certain to be elected to the Rajya Sabha, but only a miracle can get Bharat Singh Solanki to cross the threshold of the Rajya Sabha among the constantly crumbling legislators. Jyotiraditya Scindia, a strong leader of Madhya Pradesh and considered to be close to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, left the party before joining the BJP in March itself. The Election Commission has announced that on June 19, there will be voting for 24 Rajya Sabha seats.