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Gujarat: Kaminiba Rathod joins BJP after accusing Congress of money for ticket

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Gujarat: Kaminiba Rathod joins BJP after accusing Congress of cash for ticket

Just days forward of the Vidhan Sabha polls within the State of Gujarat, former Congress MLA Kaminiba Rathod joined palms with the Bharatiya Janata Party.

She was formally inducted into the saffron get together in Gandhinagar on Tuesday (November 22). The improvement comes two days after she tendered her resignation from the Gujarat unit of the Congress get together.

In 2012, Kaminiba Rathod gained on a Congress ticket from the Dahegam Assembly constituency however misplaced to the rival BJP candidate within the 2017 elections.

Former Congress MLA Kaminiba Rathod joined BJP at the moment in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. pic.twitter.com/pVNDV2Uu6R

— ANI (@ANI) November 22, 2022

While chatting with the information company ANI, she stated, “When tickets were distributed on basis of transaction of money, then I decided that I am going to leave the party and join BJP.”

Earlier on Sunday (November 20), Kaminiba Rathod resigned from Congress after accusing the get together management of soliciting ₹1 crore for an election ticket. She alleged that ‘cash for ticket’ was demanded by an agent of the Gujarat Congress President, Jagdish Thakor.

Gandhinagar, Gujarat | When tickets had been distributed on foundation of transaction of cash, then I made a decision that I’m going to depart the get together and be a part of BJP: Former Congress MLA Kaminiba Rathod after becoming a member of BJP pic.twitter.com/5CwXDqhbzf

— ANI (@ANI) November 22, 2022

While chatting with Republic TV, she stated, “On November 11, I received a call. A person asked me in Gujarati- ‘Where are you? Where are you going? Why are you running about? Don’t take tension. You will get the ticket. Your survey is okay. All local councillors are with you”

The ex-Congress MLA knowledgeable, “I told him that I got to know that the state president Jagdish Bhai Thakor thinks differently and doesn’t want to give me a ticket. From November 12, I started getting calls that there is a problem in giving you the ticket.”

“He said that if you want the ticket, their demand is Rs 1 crore. Then, I told him I will think about it and let me know. Later, the person who was talking in Gujarati was making WhatsApp calls asking me to convey my decision quickly,” she additional emphasised.

This shouldn’t be the primary time {that a} Congress chief defected to the saffron get together within the run-up to the 2022 Gujarat Assembly polls. Earlier, Congress leaders together with Mohansinh Rathava, Bhagvanbhai Barad and Himanshu Vyas additionally joined palms with the BJP.