The term of office of Rajya Sabha MPs from Gujarat, Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani, Dilipay Pandya and Ahmed Patel from Congress ended on the 18th. The elections for the three seats took place on 8th.
In the Bharatiya Janata Party, Union Minister Smriti Irani, national party president Amit Shawha and Balwant Singh Rajput (who joined Congress in the BJP). Sonia Gandhi’s political secretary Ahmed Patel was released on behalf of Congress. A total of 4 candidates filed for the nomination.
The total strength of the Gujarat Assembly is 182. Before the election, six Congress MLAs resigned. There are currently only 176 members in the Legislative Assembly. 122 MLAs for Bharatiya Janata Party Amit Shah and Smriti Irani won the election easily because a majority had a majority in support of 45 MLAs to win the election. Ahmed Patel won by winning the Congress.
Bharatiya Janata’s Amit Shah and Smriti Irani became the MPs today. Vice President, Rajya Sabha Speaker Venkaiah Naidu made the oath of office. Smriti Irani took over in Sanskrit.