Gujarat Congress suspends 38 workers over anti-party activities in assembly polls

The parliament has suspended 38 workers for indulging in anti-party activities during Gujarat parliamentary elections.

New Delhi,Has been updated: January 21, 2023 10:05 AM IST

The Disciplinary Commission of the Gujarat State Legislature met twice this month and received 71 complaints against 95 people (Photo: File)

India Today Webdesk: The Gujarat Pradesh State Legislative Committee (GPCC) announced Friday that it has suspended 38 party members for six years for anti-party activism during December’s parliamentary elections.

The parliament won only 19 seats in the Gujarat elections and the party was not expected to replicate its credible performance in the previous parliamentary elections.

The Gujarat parliament’s disciplinary committee has met twice this month and received 71 complaints against 95 people, its chairman, Bal Patel, told reporters.

“We have suspended 38 workers for anti-party activities. Similar measures will be taken for others. Eight workers have been warned,” Patel said. says Mr.

Surendranagar district chief Raiyabai Ratod, Narmada district chief Harendra Valand and former Nandod MLA PD Vasaba were among the 38 people suspended from the party, he said.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 156 seats in Gujarat for the seventh straight term, winning 156 seats in a two-stage poll held on December 1 and 5 last year. maintained power within.

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Earlier this month, the parliament formed a fact-finding commission to assess the Gujarat legislature’s poll results. A three-member committee, consisting of Nitin Raut, Shakeel Ahmad Khan and Saptagiri Sankar Ulaka, was tasked with assessing the results of recent elections in Gujarat and proposing measures to be taken.

The commission was asked to submit its report to the president within two weeks.

Ahead of parliamentary elections in December 2022, as many as 19 BJP leaders have also been suspended for anti-party activities.

They submitted their nominations for election and were competing with the party’s official candidates.

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(with PTI input)

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