Ahead of the upcoming Gujarat elections, renowned OBC leader Alpesh Thakore announced that he would soon join the Congress. He made this announcement after meeting party vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday.
Convenor of the Gujarat OBC Ekta Manch, Alpesh Thakore seems to have a strong appeal among backward classes. He has also worked actively on drug de-addiction in the state.
Accompanied by Congress general secretary in-charge of Gujarat Ashok Gehlot and state unit chief Bharatsinh Solanki, Thakore met party vice-president at the latter’s residence on Saturday evening.
“Rahul Gandhi would be coming to our rally on October 23 and I will join the Congress party,” Thakore said after meeting Gandhi.
The Congress had been wooing caste-based leaders Hardik Patel, Jignesh Mavani and Thakore in poll-bound Gujarat, with Solanki inviting them to join hands to defeat the ruling BJP. The Congress is out of power in Gujarat for 22 years.