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BJP trying to buy them for Rs 15 cr: Cong on flying 44 MLAs to Bengaluru

Congress alleged that BJP is doing horse-trading and we are trying to protect the democracy

ANI  |  Bengaluru 

Congress MLAs
Gujarat Congress MLA's showing their unity at a press conference at a resort on the outskirts of Bengaluru on Sunday | PTI Photo

The Party on Sunday accused the (BJP) of buying and threatening their in for Rs 15 crore and paraded its 44 who are camping in

Addressing a press conference here, senior MLA from said, "Ask these the way they are threatened, they chose to stand by the party even when offered Rs 15 crore."

He said is doing horse-trading and we are trying to protect the democracy.

"is hitting below the belt; we are fighting to protect democracy. We have required numbers. There is no need for us to stay here (Bengaluru) for even a minute if they (BJP) say, they won't threaten," Gohil said.

Hitting back at the BJP, the leader further said, "When there was a flood in Banaskantha, my were there with people but no minister, leader or chief minister was there."

Chief Minister had accused the party of being insensitive and irresponsible, and said that they have sent their 40 to stay in a 5-star hotel in Bengaluru, while is facing floods.

Gohil further said that they have also managed to establish contact with seven MLAs, who were reportedly inaccessible.

"Seven (Member of Legislative Assembly) are in our contact, their conscience is awakening. We have requested them not to come in people's tricky ways, stick to the party," Gohil Said.

Earlier, the had said that is using "money, muscle and state power" to engineer defections, after at least six of its (Member of Legislative Assembly) had resigned from the party to join the

The party on July 28 flew 44 of its to to stop more of them from switching over to the