Former Congress MLA and OBC leader Alpesh Thakor on Thursday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of Gujarat BJP President Jitu Vaghani. He had resigned from the grand old party in April. Soon after resigning, Thakor accused the then Congress president of doing nothing for him and other leaders who had joined the party.
However, it was reported that the OBC leader wanted to contest Lok Sabha polls from Patan constituency. However, the Congress fielded Geeta Patel, who is an associate of Patidar leader Hardik Patel, from Patan. Following this, Thakor decided to quit.
In a resignation letter posted on Facebook, Thakor said: “What I had always found wanting was respect…respect…respect. I am deeply saddened. The only thing I always got was betrayal, betrayal, betrayal.”