Shankersinh Vaghela, who quit the Congress last month, said today that he hadn’t voted for the party’s Ahmed Patel in the RS election and twisted the knife by commenting, who will vote for a losing candidate ?He said after casting his vote in Ahmedabad.
Ahmed Patel, the political advisor to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, is seeking a fifth Rajya Sabha term but his chances of re-election are bleak, predicted Vaghela.
“Patel doesn’t stand a chance, won’t even cross 40… Even legislators currently with Congress will not vote for him,” said the 77-year-old veteran, who delivered the first blow to the Congress by exiting the party last month.
“When the Congress is not winning, what was the point in giving the vote for Ahmed Patel. I haven’t voted for Ahmed Patel,” he declared.
Ahmed Patel told reporters: “So what? What difference does it make? Just wait for the results.”