Gujarat OBC leader Alpesh Thakor quits Congress amid rumours of him joining BJP
Gujarat OBC leader Alpesh Thakor, who boosted the prospects of Congress in Gujarat after joining the party in 2017, has quit Congress days before the Lok Sabha elections.
Two of Alpesh's supporters, MLA Dhavalsinh Thakor and MLA Bharatji Thakor have also resigned from Congress along with him.
The resignation comes after the Gujarat Kshatriya Thakor Sena, an outfit floated by Alpesh Thakor, decided to sever its ties with the Congress and asked the legislator to resign and clear his stand within 24 hours.
Alpesh Thakor was rumoured to be unhappy with the Congress. Rumours of him joining the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have been doing the rounds for some time.