Big Jolt To Congress In Gujarat, Ex-MLA Indranil Rajyaguru Joins AAP

Since the AAP entered into the municipal elections in Gujarat, the party has been active in Gujarat as well as Himachal Pradesh as the assembly elections are to be held in November-December this year. With this, the AAP today has given a major jolt to the Congress party. The son of Congress leader Sanjay Rajyaguru and former MLA Indranil Rajyaguru has left the Congress party and joined the Aam Aadmi Party before the assembly elections, giving a major boost to the Aam Aadmi Party in the Rajkot region. 

He won on the Congress ticket from Rajkot (East) seat in the 2012 assembly elections. Though Rajyaguru was unhappy with several decisions of the Congress party after he lost to the then CM Vijay Rupani from Rajkot (West) in 2017. Giving a major setback to the Congress party, he joined AAP on Thursday along with Vashram Sagathiya, one of the four corporators of the Congress party in the Rajkot Municipal Corporation.

Indranil Rajyaguru, the son of Congress leader Sanjay Rajyaguru, is a real-estate developer with interests in the hospitality business, and owner of various private educational institutes. Despite being only a one-time MLA (in 2012), has much on account of his political hold as his wealth, and he would patronize Congress events in the Rajkot region.

It’s the failure of the Congress leadership to check on him and address his grievances despite his frequent tussle with successive presidents of the Rajkot unit of Congress. The rivalries were at their worst when Kunvarji Bavaliya held the post around six years ago. He is the former Congress MP from Rajkot Lok Sabha seat and was considered among the party’s tallest OBC leaders back then. Though the former MP Bavaliya had joined the BJP in 2018, giving a major jolt to the Congress party.

Now with Indranil Rajyaguru leaving the Congress party and joining the AAP, the roots of the Congress party in the Rajkot region have shaken badly before the assembly elections approaching in a few months.

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