New Delhi, May 15, 2017: Senior Gujarat Congress leader Shankarsinh Vaghela on Monday refuted all speculations of joining the Bhartiya Janata Party after reports surfaced that he is on his way out.
“Who is spreading this rumour? Did I say anything? Amit Shah came to meet me, I am an active Congress leader,” Vaghela said.
Vaghela statement comes a day after he ‘un-followed’ Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and many other party leaders from his Twitter account.
This year in April, hoardings surfaced suggesting that Vaghela will be the next chief minister of the state. The Congress termed it as mischief by the BJP.
Vaghela, the current leader of opposition in the state, denied it saying he was not in the race. Congress in-charge of Gujarat Ashok Gehlot also refused to name any party face as its chief ministerial candidate.
Gujarat, currently governed by a BJP government, goes to elections towards the end of the year.