This Sunday, Chinnam Gandhi, who was the former leader of the Opposition in the Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) left Congress to join Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). Should we say another disgruntled addition?
In the presence of Alka Lamba, Delhi MLA, Gandhi alleged “acute corruption” in the VMC governed by previous Congress-led UPA regime at the Centre.
Gandhi, who comes from Andhra Pradesh’s Vijayawada, contested in the Gujarat Assembly in 2012 elections from Manjalpur constituency as a Congress candidate but lost to BJP’s Yogesh Patel. In 2014, he joined Jaganmohan Reddy’s YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) and shifted to Andhra Pradesh where he contested the district panchayat elections, where he once again, lost.
Due to which, he shifted base again to Vadodara and joined Congress disregarding the opposition from local party leaders and workers.
Gandhi told The Indian Express, “When I came back to Vadodara, local Congress leaders were not happy and they met the Gujarat Congress president demanding my suspension, though the president denied. But then I voluntarily took the decision to end my association with the Congress party.”
“Both Congress and BJP have joined hands in Vadodara to do corruption… To help the aam adami and the poor in the city, I have joined the AAP,” he said.