On Saturday evening, Mr Thakore, whose father is a key Congress leader in Gujarat, met Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi in the presence of senior party leaders Ashok Gehlot and Bharatsinh Solanki. "The strategies have been fine tuned. All important social organisations and leaders like Alpesh Thakore, Hardik Patel and Jignesh Mevani would now back Congress in order to defeat the BJP," the source said.
The ensuing elections in Gujarat, once considered the pocket borough for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP, has turned exciting this year in the wake of Congress trying to put up a determined fight to wrest power in the state -- along with the support of three caste-based leaders Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakore and Jignesh Mevani. The Congress was last time in power in the western state - way back in 1995. (UNI)