OBC leader Alpesh Thakor quits Congress ahead of LS elections

Political News, Nation, (New Delhi), April 10:-A day ahead of the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections, Gujarat’s OBC leader Alpesh Thakor quit the Congress on Wednesday morning, sources said.

Thakor, only last month, had rubbished all rumours that he would jump ship to join BJP and said that he would continue to fight for the rights of the Thakor community within the Congress fold.

While admitting that he was angry with the leadership, the OBC leader said, “I will stay with Congress and will continue to support this party. I want respect and rights for my people.” He further indicated that he will not contest the upcoming elections.

Gujarat will see the polling on a single day during the third phase across the country on April 23.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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