OBC leader Alpesh Thakor to join Congress

"Whether I will contest the polls for Congress or join the party will be jointly decided by Dalit organisations and leaders in the state". In fact Mr Thakor had just announced his decision to join then Congress. Hardik Patel's moving over to the Congress camp had created a flutter in the BJP as the ruling party had been working relentlessly to woo the Patidars and the community's influential leader. "We want to invite the important factors in Gujarat these days - Hardik, Alpesh and Jignesh - to come and join us in our endeavour to throw out the BJP", said Bharatsinh Solanki, Gujarat Congress chief.

After joining the BJP, Patidar leaders told reporters that Hardik had become a "Congress agent" and was trying to use the agitation to overthrow the present state government. The Congress says that it is confident of bagging the support of Patel. Thakore had also met BJP chief Amit Shah some time ago before he made his announcement yesterday after meeting Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. "I also invite Chhotu Vasava, who helped us in the Rajya Sabha polls, to support the Congress", he said.

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Apart from these leaders, the Congress also hinted at forging a pre-poll alliance with Sharad Pawar's NCP.

"Rahul Gandhi would be coming to our rally on Oct 23 and I will join the Congress party", Thakor, who has emerged as the OBC face in Gujarat, said in New Delhi after a meeting with Ahmed Patel, political secretary to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, and Rahul Gandhi. The Congress is attempting to set up an anti-BJP front in Gujarat where polls are a few months away. This may have given a boost to the mega anti-BJP campaign in Gujarat on the one hand, but the fact that Patel lost two of his comrades to BJP also did not go unnotices, thus, sending out a strong message to the Congress. Technically, Hardik Patel can not contest elections as he is underage. Speaking for the community, Reshma had claimed in her email to Rahul that without clarity on the OBC quota issue, the community would not support the Congress. The Patidar community leader said that it was time for a BJP-mukt Gujarat.


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