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Ex minister Amit Shah to contest Guj Assembly elections

Posted on Oct 28, 07:54PM | UNI

Former minister of state for home Amit Shah who is out on a bail in Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, today said he will contest the state Assembly polls scheduled to be held in December.

Mr Shah, who was jailed and later externed after his release on bail in the encounter case, sought to put at rest all speculations regarding his candidature in the elections.

Talking to media persons here, Mr Shah, a close confident of Chief Minister Narendra Modi, expressed confidence that he would win the election with comfortable margin. 'Last time I won the election from Sarkhej Assembly seat with the margin of more then 2.50 lakh votes. Now, after delimitation, it has been divided in three consituencies - Vejalpur, Ghatlodia and Naranpura. I can win from any of it with comfortable margin,' he claimed.

The CBI, in its chargesheet in Tulsi Prajapati encounter case, has named him as the kingpin and main accused in Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case. He returned to Gujarat few weeks ago, after Supreme Court granted him permission to enter the state.

Mr Shah, who is also a vice-president of Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA), said the election for the office-bearers of the Central Board of Cricket Ahmedabad (CBCA) will be held on November 10 and for that nomination of papers can be filed on November five.