Gujarat Congress president Amit Chavda has rejected the resignation given by Jamalpur MLA Imran Khedawala. Meanwhile, Khedawala has sought time from the speaker to submit his resignation and reports suggest that the MLA is adamant on putting in his papers.
The Congress legislator was reportedly unhappy with the party leadership for ignoring local youngsters particularly his workers in the distribution of tickets for Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) elections.
Why is Imran Khedawala angry?
Khedawala had urged the party leadership to provide tickets to Kamruddin Pathan and Nazmaben for the Behrampura ward under Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. However, the party rejected his request and gave tickets to other candidates for the local body polls.
Imran Khedawala had said that of the mandates given in the Jamalpur Khadia and Behrampura ward, four mandates were given officially while two were given separately. This made its seem as if there is lack of discipline in the party.
He said several workers in the area had been working for the Congress for several years and injustice cannot be done to them.
Imran Khedawala has been with the Congress since 2001. However, in 2015, the Congress denied him a ticket in the AMC elections. He contested the election as an independent candidate and won from the Jamalpur ward.
In 2017, Congress fielded Khedawala as its candidate in the Assembly election. He defeated BJP candidate Bhushan Bhatt, son of former Gujarat Cabinet minister and Speaker Ashok Bhatt.
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