Mahendrasinh attacks Congress soon after joining BJP
Soon after joining the BJP, Mahendrasinh attacked Congress President Rahul Gandhi, saying that given his style of working, a revival of the country's oldest party does not look possible in the near future.
Mahendrasinh was elected to the Gujarat Assembly on a Congress ticket for two consecutive terms from Bayad in North Gujarat: 2007 to 2012, and 2012 to 2017.
Mahendrasinh had quit Congress in December last year
Mahendrasinh had voted against Congress candidate Ahmed Patel in the Rajya Sabha polls held in August 2017. He had quit Congress ahead of the Assembly elections held in December last year. However, he did not contest the elections or join any party at the time.