Denied ticket by Cong, Morbi panchayat president joins BJP


TWO DAYS after the Congress ignored him for a pass to challenge the bypoll to Morbi Assembly electorate, Kishor Chikhaliya, the officeholder leader of Morbi region panchayat, on Thursday, surrendered to the BJP while charging that Congress has “sold” the gathering order to Jayntilal Jayraj Patel. In any case, Congress hit back and said that Chikhaliya has frequently digressed from the partisan division and was thusly denied the ticket, though Patel hosts remained with the gathering through various challenges.

Chilkhaliya turned up at the focal political race office of BJP up-and-comer Brijesh Merja in Morbi town, on Thursday, where he was offered a BJP scarf by senior gathering pioneer IK Jadeja within the sight of Energy Minister Saurabh Patel and Rajkot BJP MP Mohan Kundariya.

Addressing Congress had offered a pass to Jayantilal Patel and he didn’t perceive any future in the gathering. “I was the meriting possibility to get the gathering pass to challenge this bypoll. I have been trudging for Congress for as long as 20 years and stood firm, in any event, when Merja had surrendered to the BJP. I merited the gathering ticket. Rather, Hardik Patel and Lalit Kagathara offered the pass to Jayanti Jayaraj,” said 52-year-old Chikhaliya.

“I had griped to the Leader of Opposition, Paresh Dhanani, and Congress boss Amit Chavda and requested equity, however, they couldn’t overrule Hardik and Kagathara. I understood that there is no future for me in Congress and that I would have the option to serve individuals in a superior manner on the off chance that I was with the decision party. Subsequently, I joined the BJP,” he included. Kagathara is the sitting Congress MLA from Tankara supporters in the Morbi region and furthermore the leader of the Morbi region unit of the gathering.

Chikhaliya was the solitary Congress victor from Morbi locale in the 2010 region panchayat political decision.

Chikhaliya, who has concentrated till class 10 and runs a plant of assembling cooked peanuts and gram, included. “I am certain that Jayanti Kavadiya and Kundariya will take care of me and my future in the BJP.”

Kavadiya is the senior BJP pioneer who was a clergyman until a couple of years back. Congress had declared Jayntilal Patel, an industrialist, and leader of the Morbi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, as its contender for the Morbi bypoll on Monday.

Kagathara said that Chikhaliya hosted conflicted with the get-together line threefold in the ongoing past. The Congress president likewise kept the charge of getting him selling the ticket. “In the event that any elector in Tankara or Morbi can demonstrate that he needed to give me even Rs 50 for completing his work, I will stop legislative issues,” said Kagathara.