BJP ‘captures’ Gandhinagar civic body
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The BJP Wednesday claimed to have captured control of the Congress-ruled Gandhinagar Municipal Corporation with Mayor Mahendrasinh Rana and two other corporators switching over to BJP.
The corporators, however, might face the anti-defection law.
Gandhinagar is the newest municipal corporation in Gujarat and one of the two held by the Congress, the other being Junagadh. The other six are with the BJP.
The other two corporators who defected to the BJP are Hansaben Modi and Subhash Pandav. Besides them, former Gujarat Youth Congress general secretary Karansinh Manubha Chavda and Gandhinagar Congress vice chief Jitendrasinh Bapusinh Chavda also joined the BJP.
Rana said he quit because of the "injustice meted out to Congress colleagues" in the GMC.
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