Congress initiates action for expulsion of rebel MLA Alpesh Thakor

Gujarat Global News Network, Ahmedabad

Congress on Thursday submitted an application in Assembly secretariat seeking expulsion of rebel MLA Alpesh Thakor for his anti party activities during the elections.

Congress chief whip in the assembly Ashwin Kotwal and senior MLA Baldevji Thakor, submitted the letter in the speaker’s office demanding expulsion of Alpesh as MLA. Alpesh had resigned from all party posts ahead of Lok Sabha polls. Not only that he exhorted his community to vote against Congress.

Thakor, a prominent OBC leader who was elected from Radhanpur on Congress ticket in 2017 Assembly polls, resigned from party posts on April 10, claiming that he and his Thakor community were insulted and betrayed by the Congress.

Kotwal said Thakor had also given up the primary membership of the party. ‘After that he also indulged in anti party activities by campaigning against official Congress candidates in Banaskantha Loksabha cosntituency and Unjha assembly segment where by poll was held. As per the rules he was not entitled to continue as an MLA,’ he said.

He had later campaigned for his outfit Thakor Sena’s candidates in Banaskantha and Unjha. Thakor, who also heads Thakor Sena, a community outfit, was Congress secretary in-charge of Bihar, and was a member of all key committees of the Gujarat Congress for the Lok Sabha polls.

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