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'AAP better alternative than Congress, to take on BJP': Former MLA Indranil Rajguru after exit form party

Rajguru won as Congress MLA from Rajkot-East seat in 2012. In 2017, he decided to quit his safe seat to fight the Assembly polls against the then Chief Minister Vijay Rupani from Rajkot-West seat. But he eventually lost to Rupani.

FPJ Web Desk | Updated on: Friday, April 15, 2022, 06:06 PM IST

'AAP better alternative than Congress, to take on BJP': Former MLA Indranil Rajguru after exit form party  | Twitter
'AAP better alternative than Congress, to take on BJP': Former MLA Indranil Rajguru after exit form party | Twitter
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In a blow to the Gujarat Congress, its former MLA Indranil Rajguru on Thursday joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Rajkot, citing that the party has emerged as the best option to serve the people and uproot the ruling BJP in the state.

Rajguru showered praises on AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, claiming that the Delhi chief minister fights for the people, not for his party.

Meanwhile, speaking to NDTV, said that AAP is the better alternative than the Congress, to take on the BJP.

He also said that in Gujarat, people don't want BJP, however, they are not satisfied with the Congress either. "I have faith in AAP, so I joined AAP," he added.

This comes a day after Gujarat Congress leader Hardik Patel lashed out at the party saying that his situation in the Congress party is like a newly married groom who has been forced to undergo nasbandi (vasectomy).

Legislative Assembly elections will be held in Gujarat in December 2022 to elect 182 members of Gujarat Legislative Assembly.

Rajguru won as Congress MLA from Rajkot-East seat in 2012. In 2017, he decided to quit his safe seat to fight the Assembly polls against the then Chief Minister Vijay Rupani from Rajkot-West seat. But he eventually lost to Rupani.

In 2018, Rajguru resigned from the Congress, claiming that he was unhappy with the functioning of the party organisation. He had also alleged that party workers involved in anti-party activities during the polls were promoted instead of being punished.

Rajguru rejoined the Congress in 2019 and also campaigned for the party candidates during the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. "I am joining the AAP because it has emerged as the best option to serve the people in a better way. Moreover, I feel that only the AAP has the strength to uproot the BJP in Gujarat," Rajguru said, adding that he was not keen on contesting the upcoming Assembly polls, expected to be held in December.

Local Congress leader Vashram Sagathiya, who had served as the Leader of Opposition in the Rajkot Municipal Corporation, also joined the AAP.

(With inputs from PTI)

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Published on: Friday, April 15, 2022, 06:06 PM IST