However, Patel told the news agency that NCP will vote for him.
Two MLAs so far have voted for BJP despite being Congress MLAs. At present, Congress has 51 MLAs in the house but Vaghela's loyalists are expected to abstain or vote against Patel on Tuesday.
Speaking on the issue of Kandhal Jadeja voting for BJP candidate, Jayant Patel said, "Jadeja (Kandhal Jadeja) ji is first time MLA, he is innocent". This happened in the turmoil after leader of the Congress opposition in the Gujarat Assembly, Vaghela, resigned his post and said he would quit the Congress after voting in the Rajya Sabha elections.
The three heavyweight candidates, BJP chief Amit Shah, Union minister Smriti Irani and Ahmed Patel, political secretary to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, would have sailed smoothly to the Upper House but for the BJP's last-minute game changer - Balwantsinh Rajput, former chief whip of state Congress. Irrespective of the outcome between Patel and Rajput on Tuesday, Vaghela finds himself in a unique position where he can claim credit for either side winning this battle of prestige in Gujarat.
Karnataka Minister D.K. Shivakumar was at the airport when the Congress legislatorstook a budget carrier after a week-long stay at a private resort near here. However, it had just one instruction for its MLAs: be present.
The grand old party chose to fly 44 of its Gujarat MLAs to Karnataka, a Congres-ruled state, and shepherded them to a luxury resort in Bengaluru. I had sent the message to Delhi that MLAs are unhappy and might join BJP.
In fact during the day, Ahmed Patel claimed that the NCP was going to back him.
The Congress was forced to shift its MLAs out from Gujarat following a spate of resignations in the backdrop of Rajya Sabha elections.
The counting will be held from 5 pm, an hour after the end of polling. 45 BJP MLAs will vote for Shah, the next set of 45 MLAs will vote for Irani and the remaining 31 MLAs will cast their vote for Balwantsinh Rajput, who would still need 14 other votes to win. Vaghela, who had kept his cards close to his chest, told mediapersons after the voting this morning that he had not voted for Congress candidate Ahmed Patel.
The Assembly's strength is 176, out of which BJP has 122, which makes the victory of Mr. Shah and Ms. Out of these 51, Sankarsinh Vaghela has left the party but is yet to resign from the Assembly.
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