Ahmedabad: Former Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor and his close aide Dhavalsinh Zala joined BJP in the presence of Gujarat BJP president, Jitu Vaghani on Thursday.
On July 15, Gujarat Kshatriya Thakor Sena (GKTS) leader Amit Thakor had announced that Alpesh and Zala will join the BJP.
Thakor and Zala-had resigned as Congress MLAs after cross-voting for BJP in the Rajya Sabha bye-elections for two seats in Gujarat on July 5.
Thakor, an MLA from Radhanpur constituency in north Gujarat, said that he took the decision to resign as an MLA after being “insulted” and “deceived” by the party.
“We were always deceived after joining the Congress party. We had told senior party leaders that honest leaders are oppressed. I had decided to join the party putting our faith in Rahul Gandhi but unfortunately , he could not do anything. We were insulted again and again,” he said.
In the run-up to Lok Sabha elections, Thakor had resigned as the Congress Committee secretary in-charge of Bihar and other posts he held in the party.