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Alpesh Thakor says will remain with Congress

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Published : Mar 13, 2019, 2:21 am IST
Updated : Mar 13, 2019, 2:21 am IST

This has given some relief to the party in the state which issurrounded by many problems.

Alpesh Thakor
 Alpesh Thakor

Ahmedabad: Amid speculation that he could be joining the Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor has finally made it clear that he will remain with the party.

At a time when many Congress MLAs are crossing over, there wasapprehension that he would do so too. But after meeting top party leaders in New Delhi last week, the young OBC leader has cleared the air.

This has given some relief to the party in the state which issurrounded by many problems.

“Everyone wants to become a minister. Everyone wants power. I would accept that I also want power but that is for my people. I would be able to do something for them if I had a power. I had an offer, but I thought I shouldn’t accept it,” Mr Thakor admitted.

Sources say that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state unit was keen to take Mr Thakor in its fold.

State cabinet minister Kunvarji Bawalia, who crossed over from the Congress in July 2018, and other state BJP leaders, were in touch with Mr Thakor.

The BJP wanted Mr Thakor to contest the Lok Sabha seat so that the party could field former minister Shankar Chaudhary.

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