In a big blow to Congress right before the first phase of voting starts, Gujarat Congress MLA and Bihar Congress Secretary Alpesh Thakor is likely to resign from all posts of Congress party as reported by the web portal, DeshGujarat.com.
Alpesh Thakor has been requested to resign from all posts of Congress party within next 24 hours as Thakor Sena’s core committee has today taken decision to withdraw the support to Congress: Jagatsinh Thakor who attended the meeting of Thakor Sena
— DeshGujarat (@DeshGujarat) April 9, 2019
As per the report, Thakor-led outfit, Kshatriya Thakor Sena’s core committee has decided to withdraw support to Congress following which, Alpesh has been asked to resign from all posts of the party. He is expected to resign within next 24 hours, DeshGujarat quoted another Congress MLA Dhavalsinh Zala saying. As per reports, Zala is also likely to resign from Congress. Thakor may join the BJP tomorrow in presence of BJP President Amit Shah, as per reports.
Earlier, two office-bearers of Kshatriya Thakor Sena had filed their nominations for the Banaskantha and Sabarkantha constituencies. Congress had tried to persuade Alpesh to get the office-bearers of the outfit he heads to withdraw their nomination.
Earlier we had reported about a rift within Congress when Thakor was not invited for an event in Bihar after it was reported that Thakor had allegedly instigated violent attacks on migrant workers from Bihar in Gujarat.