JD-U sacks Gujarat party bearer

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New Delhi, Aug 9 (IANS) The JD-U on Tuesday sacked its Gujarat General Secretary Arun Srivastava for writing to the returning officer over appointment of party’s election agent when he was not directed to do so.

The decision, confirmed by party leader K. C. Tyagi, came in the wake of a high-pitch battle that broke out between the BJP and Congress on Tuesday night over the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat.

Janata Dal-United’s sole assembly member Chhotubhai Vasava said he voted for the Congress because the BJP has been looting the state for the last 20 years and he was opposed to his party chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar joining hands with the BJP.

Sonia Gandhi’s political aide Ahmed Patel was facing a tough contest against all-out efforts by the saffron party to stymie his attempts at seeking a fifth term.

–IANS

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