At his first press conference here after the debacle, Vaghela appearing rattled with the sudden turn of events, claimed that Patel's victory had been pre-planned.
It was still going to be a tight-rope walk as Karamsinh Patel, who was among the group of 44 MLAs who were whisked away to Bengaluru, defied the Congress whip and cross-voted.
Earlier, on the day of voting, the Congress had complained to the EC, saying that two of its MLAs showed their votes to unauthorised persons and demanded their votes should not be counted and should be rejected.
Can Chelsea repeat as Premier League champions?
A nightmare run of form in January and February wrecked Liverpool's last campaign, and that suspicion of inconsistency remains. The season starts with uncertainty surrounding the future of a number of high-profile players.
Union Minister Piyush Goel said, the Congress is crying foul after seeing possible defeat in the polls. For the Congress and the BJP the honours were split. The Congress need not worry about them now.
While the political high drama ended in Congress victory, the party is still insecure with more dissents expected in the days to come, say political observers. Why is this not being done in Gujarat?
The meeting was convened by Patel to thank the MLAs who stood by him against "all kind of offers from the BJP", party leaders said.
The Congress had made candidature of Patel a matter of prestige.
Patel, the powerful Political Secretary of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, won by the skin of his teeth. "This was the toughest election that I have fought in my life", Patel told Congress MLAs at Gandhinagar Circuit House.
Nawaz Sharif's brother Shehbaz set to head PML-N
Sharif plans to spend at least two nights in as many cities along the Grand Trunk Road while leading the rally from Islamabad . The timing and venue of gathering has not been announced , as it is not known how long he would take to reach Lahore.
Eight Congress MLAs cross-voted in favour of the BJP candidate Balwantsinh Rajput as also the two NCP legislators who turned their back on the party leadership to support the BJP. The other MLAs, who voted for the BJP, can join the party. He found it hard to vote against the BJP for fear of reprisal from its bosses. "All this will be challenged in the court of law", said Vaghela, who is related to Rajput.
Soon thereafter, a BJP delegation of Union Ministers Arun Jaitley, Ravi Shankar Prasad, Piyush Goyal, Nirmala Sitharaman and Dharmendra Pradhan met the Election Commission seeking immediate counting of votes.
In such a scenario, Patel's team appears to be erring on the side of caution.
"Much of the credit for the survival of democracy goes to the Election Commission " and this is a huge relief because of the times we live in. "Amit Shah is now here".
But Patel knows Modi and Shah better than anyone else, particularly the working of their minds.
What to Expect from iPhone 8: Specifications, Features and More
However, Apple might decide to launch only two or one variant of the iPhone and in that case the plans may change. This came as an astonishment as the primary breaks of iPhone 8 recommended inbuilt unique mark sensor on screen .
'Big win for democracy; will boost morale of Congress workers.
- Immigration Anxieties, Then and Now
- NSAC Set To Vote On Eight-Ounce Gloves For Conor McGregor vs
- Fantasy Premier League tips
- Ramsey and Ozil doubtful for Arsenal´s Premier League opener
- Kylie Jenner sizzles in 'birthday suit' as she hits 20
- Guardiola wants Man City to play like Barca - Toure
- Upcoming solar eclipse: what will Canadians see?
- Wall St ends off lows as traders buy N. Korea dip
- Brokers Add To Their Ratings On Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE:AKR)
- Out-of-sorts Garcia ready to fight for form at Quail Hollow