Gandhinagar: The former Congress MLA from the Dehgam constituency, Kaminiba Rathod, formally joined the BJP on Tuesday.
She quit the Congress recently after being denied a ticket for the seat and entered the fray as an independent candidate. Later, she withdrew her nomination.
Speaking to reporters after joining the BJP, Rathod said: ” Voices of astute and experienced leaders are being suppressed in the Congress. The same happened to me. An attempt was made to suppress a woman’s voice. I joined the BJP, as it believes in giving every single worker a voice and working together. ” Before leaving the Congress, Rathod had alleged that the party demanded Rs 50 lakh from her for the ticket.