The Congress candidate will need the support of at least 47 MLAs to win and in such a situation if the Congress remains successful in keeping the rest of the legislators united, then Ahmed will not be hard.
Congress Chief Whip Balwantsinh Rajput, MLA from Siddhpur who quit on Thursday, is rebel leader Shankersinh Vaghela's close relative.
The only Muslim parliamentarian from Gujarat, Ahmed is considered a troubleshooter for Congress, and ensured that he remains a troublemaker for BJP.
The MLAs are now in a resort in Bidadi near Bengaluru.
Jolted by the exit of six of its lawmakers since Thursday, the party chose to shift 44 of its remaining 51 MLAs in the 182-set Gujarat Assembly to the city and prevent them from defecting to the BJP, the ruling party in the western state. But, what made the party jittery is the fact that 11 of its MLAs had voted for NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind during the presidential election.
Deputy Chairman of Rajya Sabha PJ Kurien said the Chair had nothing to do with elections.
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The judge said Great Ormond Street bosses had indicated that there were practical difficulties. Yates was in court for the hearing before judge Nicholas Francis.
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Dalbec could give the San Francisco Giants their third baseman of the future. "I'm looking forward to it", Moore said. Nunez slashed.307/.331/.413 with four home runs and 17 stolen bases in 75 games with the Giants this season.
Earlier today, Congress state general secretary Nishit Vyas had claimed that the party had taken 44 MLAs to Bengaluru and they were lodged in a resort around 50 km from the city.
Fearing the worst after six Gujarat MLAs quit the party in the run-up to the Rajya Sabha elections on August 8, the Congress scrambled Friday night to keep its remaining flock intact by flying over 30 MLAs from Ahmedabad to party-ruled Bengaluru.
Rajya Sabha on Friday was disrupted by Congress protests over the "abduction" of one of their MLAs in Gujarat by police, saying the ruling BJP is "stealing" their representatives ahead of polls to Upper House. "These MLAs indeed called me seeking my advice but I never told them to resign and join anywhere", Vaghela, who quit as Leader of Opposition on his 77th birthday on July 21, said. He continued, "By misusing money power, muscle power and state power, MLAs are being asked to meet Amit Shah for changing their loyalty and vote by way of defections". Any increase in its tally here is what the BJP is trying hard ever since it came to power in 2014.
Another lot of resignations from the Congress shouldn't come as a surprise. As such, Patel enjoys a clout within the Congress leadership that is matched by no other party leader - with the exception of Sonia and her son, party vice-president Rahul Gandhi.
Vaghela further said that he would not give resignation as MLA till August 8.
"I think at least MLAs of Banaskantha district which is the worst affected by floods should not have gone on tour when people are facing hardships", he said.
Priebus has had a diminished profile in the White House for weeks, and the president hasn't exactly expressed support for him. Asked on Fox Business Network whether Priebus is in trouble, Conway replied: "You'd have to ask the president that".
If Harbaugh believes Kaepernick can help him win, general manager Ozzie Newsome will be alerted, and an offer would be proffered. As Harbaugh explains it, the fact that Ravens signed Olson doesn't necessarily mean they picked him over Kaepernick.
However, he has shown that he is willing to do whatever it takes to defeat the White Walkers so he may be willing to compromise. Part of this has to be the fact that they don't film an episode at a time, but instead, do a lot of block shooting.
Paul Di Resta turned up to the Hungaroring on Saturday morning, expecting to be in the Sky Sports commentary box. In fact, it was the first time in my experience having to swap a driver out during a race weekend.
Saturday: Winds will pick up to almost 20 miles per hour , with rain accumulating between a half and three-quarters of an inch. The low-pressure system and actual cold front will bring additional rain which could lead to some local flooding issues.
The team announced left-handed pitcher Robby Scott was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to fill Price's spot on the 25-man roster. The left-hander has posted a 4.33 ERA and 21/8 K/BB ratio over 27 innings across five starts for the Red Sox this season.
She said she would have won the election had it not been for the release of campaign chairman John Podesta's emails . However, people of her own party believe that the book fails to cover the major aspects that allowed Trump to win.
Speaking at a news conference in Finland on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin derided the sanctions bill now in the U.S. Congress as "illegal under global law" - but he said Russia's response will depend on what ultimately gets passed.
House of Representatives and Senate approved a package of sanctions against Iran on Tuesday and Thursday respectively. The International Atomic Energy Agency has repeatedly verified Iran is in compliance with the agreement.
Along with his BRICS counterparts will meet Chinese President Xi Jinping tomorrow and will hold talks on India China Doklam. And the troops from the both sides should withdraw as Doklam belongs to its ally Bhutan.
Coveney Calls For Border To Be Moved Into The Sea
A leading editor has claimed the Irish government has "real fear" Britain is not prepared to delve into the details of Brexit. Mr Hammond and Brexit secretary David Davis are edging towards a transition deal on terms broadly laid down by Brussels.
A drink most days keeps diabetes away
Researchers concluded that the frequent consumption of alcohol was associated with the lowest risk of diabetes . However, there are no studies that have actually looked at the drinking patterns and frequency and diabetes .
WhatsApp Now Has One Billion Daily Active Users
WhatsApp rolled out the Snapchat like status feature a few months ago and even added a status tab only next to the home tab. Users can now easily make their text bold or italic and also send GIFs which they can choose from app's in-built gallery.
USA scientists correct DNA in lab-grown human embryos
The technique means the next generation may benefit from powerful gene therapies that can delete or fix flawed genes. The team's results are still pending publication, so we'll likely hear more details about the study in the future.
E-cigarettes help smokers quit
To examine the effects of e-cigs use on quitting smoking, Zhu and his colleagues collected data from the US Census CPS-TUS. Smoking cessation rates were determined from participants who reported smoking cigarettes in the past year (n = 23,270).
Venezuela bans protests against new Assembly vote
The existing Supreme Court has consistently backed Maduro and shot down all measures by the opposition-led National Assembly. Many streets around Venezuela remained barricaded and deserted during the second day of an opposition-led shutdown.
Trump Bans Transgender Troops, And The Pentagon Is Surprised
She said she is anxious a move like this could be opening the door for even more discrimination towards an already targeted group. Trump on Wednesday announced on Twitter a rollback to an Obama-era policy allowing transgender people to serve in the military.