Gujarat: Alpesh Thakor, his aide to join BJP today
Maverick OBC leader Alpesh Thakor, who quit as a Congress legislator after casting his vote in favour of BJP candidates in the July 5 Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat, is set to embrace the ruling BJP on Thursday, along with another rebel MLA from his community Dhavalsinh Jhala.
An announcement was made by the Gujarat Kshatriya Thakor Sena (GKTS), of which Alpesh Thakor is the president, and Jhala a member. "Both former Congress legislators, Alpesh Thakor and Dhavalsinh Zala will join the BJP at the party's Shri Kamalam headquarters at 4 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday)," Jagatsinh Thakor, the vice president of GKTS said in a statement. Sources said the decision was taken by the core committee of GKTS.