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Former Members of Parliament Bhupendrasinh Prabhatsinh Solanki, Kanye Patel and Bimal Shah were among those suspended
Days before Gujarat goes to polls, the state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday suspended 24 of its members for their involvement in anti-party activities in what is being viewed as a well-calculated move.
Former Members of Parliament Bhupendrasinh Prabhatsinh Solanki, Kanye Patel and Bimal Shah were among those suspended.
Four party workers -- Dhananjay Bhai, Arjun Bhai, Sushil Kumar, Kanjhibhai Patel --have been suspended from the Navsari constituency.
Other leaders who have been suspended include Ajay Bhai Choudhry (Surat), Khuman Singh Vasia (Bharuch), Vallabh Bhai Dharvi and Ramesh Bhai Dangar (Jamnagar), Shri Arjan Bhai Kanjaria (Dev Bhumi Dwarka) , Shri Gowardhan Bhai (Morbi), Somnath Shri Tulsi Bhai (Gir), Shri Hameer Bhai (Amreli), Shri Dilawar Singh (Bhavnagar), Shri Nanno Bhai (Palitana), Jaswant Singh (Panchmahal), Bhavesh Bhai and Babu Bhai (Dahod), Juan Singh Vimal Bhai (Khedra), Kama Bhai (Ahmedabad), Shir Rohit Nayani(Gandhi Nagar), Dr Vishnu Daan Jhula (Patan), Shri Hitendra Patel and Bhupender Singh Solanki (Mahisagar).
Earlier on Friday, Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani expressed her confidence in the party's win in the upcoming elections in the state after the BJP's victory in the Uttar Pradesh civic polls.
The BJP including prime minister Narendra Modi and the Congress party led by Rahul Gandhi have been campaigning hard ahead of the assembly elections in the state. (Also Read: There is a deep yearning for change in Gujarat: Randip Surjewala)
Gujarat will go to polls in two phases, December 9 and December 14.
Counting will be held on December 18.
(With inputs from ANI)