Gujarat Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday suspended seven party leaders, who had filed nominations as independent candidates after being denied tickets by the saffron party. All of the seven candidates were seeking tickets in the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections.
BJP leaders who have been suspended include Harshad Vasava from Nandod in Narmada district. Arvind Ladani who has been seeking a ticket from Keshod Junagadh in Junagadh has also been suspended.
Earlier Gujarat BJP chief CR Paatil had said, “These MLAs have been suspended for six years for having indulged in anti-party activities.”
Chattrasingh Gunjaria from Dhangadra in Surendranagar, Ketan Bhai Patel from Paradi in Valsad, Bharat Bhai Chavda from Rajkot rural, Uday Bhai Shah from Veraval in Gir Somnath district and Karan Bhai Baraiya who was seeking ticket from Amreli`s Rajula face suspension.
The state of Gujarat which has 182 assembly constituencies will go for polling in two phases on December 1 and 5. The counting of votes will occur on December 8.