In blow to Cong in Gujarat, Radadiya, son quit as MLAs
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The Nationalist Congress Party and Gujarat Parivartan Party have two MLAs each in the House.
According to BJP sources, Jayesh may contest Jetpur by-election again on a BJP ticket and his father could contest for Porbandar Lok Sabha seat in 2014 elections. Radadiya resigned as Porbandar MP after winning Dhoraji constituency in 2012 Assembly elections.
Considered to be close aide of Vaghela, Radadiya was a Congress strongman in the politically crucial Saurashtra region, which is otherwise known as a BJP bastion. He has wielded considerable clout in the co-operative sector for nearly two decades.
While BJP has been going strong across Saurashtra, Dhoraji Assembly constituency represented by Radadiya since 1990 has remained elusive to the saffron party.
Congress, on the other hand, now faces a leadership vacuum in Saurashtra, a cluster of seven districts mainly dominated the politically influential Patel community. State The defeat of state Congress chief Arjun Modhwadia and former CLP leader Shaktisinh Gohil have already battered the Congress in the region.
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