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Ahmed Patel's victory a conspiracy, EC shouldn't have meddled: Vaghela

Shankersinh Vaghela claimed that Congress was plotting a conspiracy

ANI  |  Gandhinagar 

Shankersinh Vaghela
Shankersinh Vaghela

Former leader on Thursday alleged the for plotting a conspiracy to lend the votes of two MLAs in the elections invalid and further said that the Commission (EC) should not have interfered in the matter.

"It was a conspiracy by the They had planned everything well in advance. The EC had no role in this.

They should not have interfered. The Returning Officer had the right to decide," Vaghela said, while addressing a press conference.

He further said that he had already warned leader that he wouldn't vote for Ahmed Patel till he apologises for this comment.

"said that I was acting under the pressure. I told him that I won't vote for Ahmed Patel till he apologises for this comment," he said.

Gehlot had earlier said that Vaghela's decision to quit the Party was a "blunder."

Gehlot had blamed (BJP) president and Prime Minister for pressurising Vaghela into quitting the He said there were reports that the ED and the had searched his premises and under that pressure, he tried to damage the

Meanwhile, Vaghela congratulated senior leader Ahmed Patel, who retained his seat from Gujarat on Tuesday.

Earlier, on the day of voting, the had complained to the EC, saying that two of its MLAs showed their votes to unauthorised persons and demanded their votes should not be counted and should be rejected.

These MLAs - and - allegedly showed their votes to (BJP) president and Union Information and Broadcasting Minister

The votes were declared invalid, thereafter.

First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 14:50 IST