Chhotubhai Vasava, a JD(U) legislator, had voted in favour of the Congress during the Rajya Sabha election, which led to Ahmed Patel retaining his seat in the upper house of the parliament.
Shah, who was in Bhavnagar to accompany state BJP Chief Jitu Vaghani as the latter filed his nomination papers for the upcoming Assembly Elections, claimed that the battle would be fought between BJP’s 'Vikaswaad' (politics of development) and 'Jatiwaad' (politics of caste).
The division bench of Chief Justice R Subhash Reddy and Justice V M Pancholi today dismissed the PIL saying that the GST Council was an independent body and its decision did not violate the model code of conduct, which is in force in Gujarat that goes to polls on December 9 and December 14.
As the decisive Gujarat assembly election nears, Congress has stepped up work on its manifesto that would hinge on empowerment of women to fetch more support for the party.
Chidambaram said development had indeed "gone crazy" in Gujarat, and criticised the BJP government in the state for leading what he called a "skewed, unfair, unjust and inequitable growth".
Last month, the EC had announced that the Gujarat polls would be held in two phases -- on December 9 and 14 -- and the counting of votes would be taken up on December 18.
A member of the screening committee has said that ex-MLAs, ex-MPs and ex-ministers are also vying for a ticket.
Akshardham temple belongs to the Swaminarayan sect, which has a huge following among the Patel community, and the Congress is trying to woo the community ahead of the Assembly elections
"All their partymen are staying there (in Gujarat). The full (central) government, all central forces, all state forces, all agencies, all ministers are in Gujarat to win the election," Banerjee said.
Speaking to businessmen in Gujarat, Singh said that demonetisation and the shoddy implementation of the GST had pushed millions of Indians into terrible hardship.
His visit comes a day before Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's likely tour of Surat as the Congress marks the first demonetisation anniversary on November 8 as 'black day'.
Shah, who has been camping in Gujarat since yesterday to strategise for the upcoming polls, held meetings with the BJP workers of Valsad, Navsari and Dang districts at the Tata Hall in Navsari town of south Gujarat in the morning.
Gandhi said that while the prime minster was armed with his "government, police, army, governments in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh", he had truth on his side "and we need nothing other than truth".
The leaders said they were quitting the AAP as the Arvind Kejriwal-led party is fielding candidates in select seats in a bid to damage the Congress' prospects and help the ruling BJP.
Narendra Patel denied that the voice in the clip is his and instead, he demanded an inquiry into the matter
The new unit, which will become operational by end of 2018, will manufacture 400 million units of pens.
Gujarat is ruled by the BJP, while the Congress currently governs Himachal Pradesh.
Ashok Gehlot, AICC general secretary incharge of Gujarat, said the Congress was working out tie-ups with like-minded parties and organisations in the state.
Chief Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Joti said there was no question of a conspiracy in delaying the announcement of election dates.
The Election Commission had come under serious criticism, especially from the Opposition, for not announcing the Gujarat voting dates when it had declared the schedule for the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections.
The opposition says that by delaying announcement of poll dates, the EC has given the BJP, led by PM Modi, to launch a string of projects in the state.
Since October 12, the BJP-led government in Gujarat has launched a number of big-ticket projects, rolled out incentives for government employees and made attempts at balancing political equations.
"In Gujarat, we will be contesting five seats where our organisation is strong. We are not going to weaken the fight there (against the BJP). In the rest of the seats, the party will support Congress," he told reporters here.
The activist of the Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) made his claim at a press conference last evening, hours after he announced that he was joining the BJP.
"PM , EC jugalbandi now in the open . Allow me time for jumlas, then announce election dates in Gujarat . First week December : Amit Shah ! (sic)," tweeted Sibal.