Senior Gujarat Congress chief and previous Union minister Bharatsinh Solanki on Friday declared he was getting a break from active politics for a number of months, the announcement coming amid a troubled relationship and a movie linked to it going viral a couple of days ago.
Mr Solanki taken care of that his determination to stay absent from politics for some months and to concentrate on meeting “Dalits, tribals, minorities and men and women from other backward communities” through this time period was voluntary.
The viral video showed Mr Solanki’s estranged spouse Reshma entering a dwelling and thrashing a woman found with the former, soon after accusing her of “snatching” her husband.
“I have made the decision to acquire a break from active politics for few months and will concentrate on social pursuits. I will spend more time assembly Dalits, tribals, minorities and people today from other backward communities through this time period,” he said at a push convention.
When it was speculated that the selection was taken on the directive of the party, Mr Solanki claimed “I have not been given any instruction from substantial command”.
Attacking his estranged spouse over the situation, the 68-calendar year-aged leader stated she was taking part in into the hands of his political opponents forward of Assembly polls scheduled in the state later this 12 months.
“It is evident she is playing into the fingers of people who want to harm me and the Congress in the impending (state) polls. Opposing get-togethers are fascinated in these types of troubles for the reason that they want to get advantage by maligning my graphic as well as that of the Congress,” he claimed.
Mr Solanki explained he has presently filed for the divorce and alleged his estranged spouse, whom he married in 1999, was interested in his home and posed a hazard to his lifestyle.
“We have not lived together for numerous decades. I am trying to find divorce mainly because she experienced attempted to harm me in the past to snatch my property. She even contacted an exorcist to choose my existence. I may get married once more if I get divorce from her. The court will hear my application for divorce on June 15,” Mr Solanki alleged.
Mr Solanki, a previous Gujarat Congress president, experienced served as minister when the UPA was in ability at the Centre.
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