Gujarat: Congress in damage control mode
A day after Radhanpur MLA Alpesh Thakor announced that he was quitting all posts in the Congress, the party got into damage control mode to minimise the impact of the development on its performance in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in the north Gujarat seats of Banaskantha, Sabarkantha, Patan, and Mehsana.
Sources said that the party leaders reached out to Thakor community leaders, including Vav MLA Geniben Thakor and Siddhpur MLA Chandan Thakor, and asked them to take steps to ensure the community stayed with the party in the polls. The Congress is also reaching out to other representatives of Thakor community in a bid to seek their support.
The party is also preparing the ground for initiating disciplinary action against Alpesh Thakor.