Month After Quitting Congress, Gujarat MLA Alpesh Thakor Likely to Join BJP

Gujarat OBC leader and former Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor, who came into prominence in 2017 Gujarat assembly elections, met the Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel today. Speculations have been rife of him joining the BJP after this meeting.

In April, Thakor had resigned from all the party posts he held and while resigning, he claimed that he was betrayed and discriminated within the party. Thakor, who also heads Thakor Sena, a community outfit, was Congress secretary in-charge of Bihar and was a member of all key committees of the Gujarat Congress for the Lok Sabha polls.

The Congress had approached the Gujarat Assembly secretariat, seeking the expulsion of disgruntled leader Alpesh Thakor as a legislator for his “anti-party activities”. The appeal seeking his expulsion as MLA was submitted to the Assembly secretariat by chief whip of the Congress legislative party Ashwin Kotwal and senior party MLA Baldevji Thakor.

According to Jagat Thakore, member of Thakore Sena, the Congress has been side-lining the Thakore Sena in the selection of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections as well as in taking important decisions.

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