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  India   All India  22 Dec 2017  BJP secures 100 seats in Gujarat after independent MLA declares his support

BJP secures 100 seats in Gujarat after independent MLA declares his support

PTI
Published : Dec 22, 2017, 5:55 pm IST
Updated : Dec 22, 2017, 5:55 pm IST

Lunawada MLA Ratansinh Rathod wrote to Gujarat Governor OP Kohli declaring his support to the BJP.

The BJP retained power by winning 99 seats in the 182-member Assembly while the Congress bagged 77 seats. (Photo: PTI)
 The BJP retained power by winning 99 seats in the 182-member Assembly while the Congress bagged 77 seats. (Photo: PTI)

Gandhinagar: An independent MLA in Gujarat has declared his support to the BJP, which has retained power in the state.

Lunawada MLA Ratansinh Rathod wrote to Gujarat Governor OP Kohli declaring his support to the BJP and also came to BJP headquarters in Gandhinagar to participate in the meeting of its newly elected MLAs to elect their leader.

 

"I have declared unconditional support to BJP," Rathod told reporters at Gandhinagar in Gujarat. 

"I have given outside support and as of now I have not joined the BJP," he said in reply to a question.

In his letter to the Governor, Rathod has said he extends his unconditional support to the BJP government.

Rathod was a Congress member of Mahisagar district panchyat.

"I had asked for ticket from the Congress party, but they did not gave it so I had to contest as an independent," Rathod said.

Rathod is one of the two independent MLAs who have won in the recently concluded Assembly polls.

The BJP retained power by winning 99 seats in the 182-member Assembly while the Congress bagged 77 seats.

 

Tags: bjp, ratansinh rathod, op kohli, cogress, gujarat elections
Location: India, Gujarat, Gandhinagar