Three days before the first phase of elections, the Congress party suspended 15 of its leaders and workers, who are contesting in the coming elections either as independents or on symbols of other parties, for six years. City corporator Atul Patel, who has filed nomination papers from Vatva seat, is among those suspended from the Congress. "Filing nomination papers against the party's official candidate is grave indiscipline and an anti-party activity. The Congress has taken serious note of this, and suspended the 15 leaders and workers," state Congress president Manish Doshi said, adding that the action was due to their refusal to withdraw from the fray. BJP, which had suspended former MLA Kama Rathod and 23 others last week, suspended Bhikhabhai Patel, executive chairman of Sanand Municipality, from the party's primary membership for anti-party activities.
Source: dna December 07, 2017 01:18 UTC