Bhuj, Apr 9 UNI | 4 months ago

Congress national spokesperson Shaktisinh Gohil today filed his nomination papers from Abdasa seat for the bypolls to seven Assembly seats in Gujarat.

Mr Gohil, a former leader of Opposition in the Assembly, filed his nomination at noon. Hundreds of his supporters were also present with him.

BJP has fielded former MLA Chhabildas Patel from the Abdasa seat.

Mr Patel had resigned as a Congress MLA and joined the BJP. His resignation had necessitated bypolls to the seat.

The Congress has fielded Mr Gohil in the Assembly polls as the party will need a senior person as leader of the Opposition in the Assembly if present Leader of the Opposition Shankersinh Vaghela wins from Sabarkantha Lok Sabha seat and goes to Parliament.

Polling for the bypolls to the seven Assembly seats will be held with the Lok Sabha on April 30.

(Posted on 09-04-2014)