In a big setback for Rahul Gandhi only a day ahead of the first phase of Lok Sabha polls to begin, Gujarat Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor is likely to quit from the party.
Republic TV has accessed exclusive details stating that Thakor-led front, Kshatriya Thakor Sena’s core committee has issued an ultimatum to Alpesh Thakor to choose between the Congress and the Thakor Sena outfit. He has been given 24 hours by the outfit to decide on the matter.
Speaking to Republic TV over the phone, Thakor Sena chief Jagat Thakor confirmed on parting ways from the Congress party only one day ahead of the elections. On being asked the reason for the decision, he alleged that the Rahul Gandhi-led Congress party has been unfair to the Thakor Sena amidst the election season. The Thakor Sena also stated that Alpesh Thakor has been given an ultimatum to decide between Congress and its front.
"Everytime the Congress party has been unfair to the Thakore Sena. No decision has been taken with our consent and we have also not been given due importance. Thakor Sena gives an ultimatum to Alpesh Thakor to make his stand clear if he is with us or Congress. It is upto him to decide on the decision. Thakor Sena core committee has taken the decision that we are withdrawing support from the Congress party. If he does not withdraw support from Congress then the core committee will decide in the matter," Jagat Thakor said while speaking in the matter.
Earlier on April 6, two close aides of Alpesh Thakor - Swarupji Thakor, the state vice president of the Kshatriya Thakor Sena and Secretary Mukesh Thakor - on Saturday filed their nomination forms as independent candidates to take the fight against Congress candidates in the ensuing polls.
Alpesh Thakor's Gujarat Kshatriya Thakor have not been happy with the Congress party and want the leader to join the Bharatiya Janata Party or contest the elections as an independent candidate. They are allegedly miffed with the grand old party for not having considered Alpesh Thakor for the ticket in the polls.