Shankersinh Vaghela says Gujarat govt to fall on May 23; BJP nixes claim
NCP leader Shankersinh Vaghela Monday claimed the BJP government in Gujarat would fall on May 23, when votes polled in the Lok Sabha elections will be counted, and maintained "many" ruling party MLAs were in touch with him.
The BJP quickly dismissed Vaghela's claims as "baseless" and said he was just trying to remain in limelight.
The former chief minister also claimed the saffron outfit will lose the Lok Sabha elections.
"The BJP will lose power both at the Centre and in Gujarat on May 23. The number of BJP legislators from Gujarat who would resign on May 23 is enough to topple the state government," Vaghela told PTI.
The septuagenarian politician, who was in the Congress till 2017, said "many" MLAs of the ruling party had met him to convey that they no longer wanted to remain with the BJP.
"These MLAs told me that they are ready to resign as legislators. They just want to leave the BJP as well as the government.
"They are feeling like bonded labourers. They say that no one listens to them. No one pays attention to their complaints about corruption," Vaghela claimed.