Ahmedabad: BJP suspends 12 leaders for filing nomination papers as independent candidates in Gujarat assembly elections. The BJP has given a six-year suspension. Among the 12 people are former MLA from Padra Dinu Patel and former MLA from Bayad Dhavalsinh Sala.
Kuldeep Singh Raul (Sauli), Khatubhai Pagi (Shehra), SM Khant (Lunawada), JP Patel (Lunawada), Ramesh Sala (Umreth), Amarshi Sala (Khambhat), Ramsin Thakur (Kheralu), Mavji Desai (Dhanera) Lebji Thakur (Deesa) also received the suspension.
Gujarat BJP President CR Patil said in a press release that 12 rebels have been suspended for six years for engaging in anti-party activities.
Out of the total 182 assembly seats in Gujarat, polling will be held for 89 seats on December 1 and for the remaining 93 seats on December 5. The counting of votes will be held on December 8.