Upset for Ignoring ‘Thakor’ Community; Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor, Others quit party in Gujarat

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What can be dupped as big blow to Congress ahead of the Phase-I of voting, its OBC Leader in Narendra Modi‘s Bastion Gujarat Alpesh Thakor has announced his disassociation from the party.

Thakor’s close aide Dhavalsinh Zala confirmed the Development. This came days after Thakor community’s issued an ultimatum to Congress alleging of ignoring the community.

Zala while confirming the development said, ‘Thakor Sena committee in the state passed a resolution asking us three Congress Lawmakers namely Alpeshji, me (Dhavalsinh Zala ) and Bharatji Thakor to leave Congress to protest against the ignorance of Thakor community by the party in a run-up to the national elections’

However, he said that he has plan so far to join any other party.

He further added that ‘Alpesh Thakor is out of Gujarat, when he comes back we will take a further decision‘.

Alpesh, an OBC Leader from Koli Thakor Community of the state represents Radhanpur Assembly Seat.

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The Development came hours before 91 Lok Sabha Seats across the nation is set to vote on April 11.

Earlier in March this year while rejecting speculations about him joining the Bharatiya Janata Party, Thakor reportedly said that he would continue to fight for the rights of the Thakor community and would stay with Congress party.

While in another development, a Congress former MLA from the same community Jodhaji Thakor Galabji joined Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday.

Earlier, Congress MLA Jawahar Chavda and Asha Patel resigned from the primary membership of the party and joined Bharatiya Janata Party.

Lok Sabha Polls are slated to begin from April 11 and would spread on Seven Phases starting from April 11 to May 19.

Counting of Votes and Results for the mega Battle of ballots will be announced on May 23 four days after the 7th phase of voting.

All the 26 Parliamentary Seats of Gujarat will go polls on April 23, in a single round of polling.

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