Reacting sharply to the state budget for 2015-16 presented in the Gujarat Assembly on Tuesday, Gujarat Congress leaders criticised the budget provisions as misleading, deceptive and having no concrete plan to fulfil expectations of the people.
Reacting strongly to reports which claimed that the forthcoming Gujarat Assembly session would be for merely a single day, Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Assembly Shankersinh Vaghela alleged here on Thursday that BJP-led government is running away rather than face the House proceedings.
Senior Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela on Tuesday accused the BJP-led Gujarat government of indulging in "irregularities to the tune of Rs 6,000 crore in power sector" and using that money to fund the party`s campaigns ahead of this year`s Lok Sabha elections.
A day after a heated exchange between Gujarat Energy Minister Saurabh Patel and Leader of Opposition in the legislative Assembly Shankersinh Vaghela, Speaker Vaju Vala on Thursday removed the remarks made by the minister and a Congress MLA from the record.
All Congress MLAs present in Gujarat Assembly, except two, were on Friday suspended for a day after they disrupted proceedings while protesting inside the House alleging removal of their questions from the list.
Gujarat Assembly opposition leader and senior Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela alleged here on Tuesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done "injustice" to the people of Gujarat by giving berth to only "one and a half" people from the state in his cabinet.
Relying on a loyal vote bank comprising Rajputs, Thakors and OBCs besides the support of five MLAs, the Congress is trying to wrest the Sabarkantha seat from BJP, riding on the strength of its top regional leader Shankersinh Vaghela.
Senior Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela, who is contesting from Sabarkanthac Lok Sabha seat, on Thursday came to BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi`s defence by asking people not to sensationalise the issue of his marital status.
Targeting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, state opposition leader Shankersinh Vaghela on Friday alleged that by raising communal issues during elections , he diverts the minds of Hindus` from developmental concerns.
The Election Commission on Monday issued a notice to Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela for allegedly making hate speech while campaigning in Gujarat, where elections are stated on December 13 and 17.
Former Gujarat CMs Shankersinh Vaghela and Suresh Mehta and former Congress MP Madhusudan Mistry were detained in Ahmedabad on Sunday while they were on their way to lead a rally to protest against the policies of Modi government.