He was dismissed for allegedly writing to the returning officer of the Gujarat Assembly without authorisation and appointing an election agent for polling in the state, PTI reported.
In a display of defiance against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, senior JD-U leader and former party president Sharad Yadav on Thursday declared he was still with the Grand Alliance of the RJD and Congress.
"Thank you for your support Sharad ji", the Congress Rajya Sabha member tweeted after his victory, in reply to Yadav's tweet congratulating him for a victory "in spite of toughest hurdles". And he indicated he was happy about that EC decision despite the fact that his party, the JD (U), is a BJP ally.
Mr Vasava, who is known to be close to Ahmed Patel, said he made a decision to vote for the Congress candidate as "he is unhappy with the ruling party's works for the poor and tribal population" that he represents. On Wednesday, Karamsi was one of the eight MLAs the party expelled for anti-party activities. However the MLA himself did not make it clear and said he had voted for the nation.
"For 22 years the BJP has looted the state".
Ahmed Patel, assured of 43 Congress votes, needs 44 votes to win today and Mr Vasava's vote would get him there. Tyagi's statements were however countered by Ambalal Jadhav, the JD (U)'s general secretary in Gujarat. Six other Congress MLAs owing allegiance to Vaghela also cross-voted.
BJP whip in the Assembly Pankaj Desai, meanwhile, said that all BJP MLAs, including doubtful Nalin Kotadiya who had claimed on social media on Tuesday that he voted for Ahmed Patel, had cast their vote in favour of BJP candidates.