Ahmed Patel stand no chance, wont cross 40 votes says Vaghela
He stands no chance and will not cross 40 votes, Shankersinh Vaghela said while also adding that he did not vote for Ahmed Patel in the Rajya Sabha elections. Who will vote for a losing candidate, Vaghela said.
Ahmed Patel is locked in a nail biter and the political advisor to Sonia Gandhi is seeking a 5th term into the Rajya Sabha.
Vaghela who spoke after casting his vote said that Patel's chances are bleak Even those legislators who he thinks are with him will not vote for him, Vaghela also said. When the Congress is not winning, what was the point in voting for Ahmed Patel? I haven't voted for Ahmed Patel, he also said.
However Ahmed Patel sounded confident. He told reporters, " what difference does it make. Just wait for the results.
The Congress has 51 legislators in the Gujarat assembly, including Vaghela, who remains a legislator after quitting Congress. At least six of these 51 are known loyalists of Vaghela.
Earlier today, Digvijaya Singh put out a series of tweets appealing to Vaghela to back the Congress. "Don't forget what Congress has done for you. You are a Rajput. Please ensure Ahmed Bhai's victory. He has been our friend and supporter."