The former MLA Alpesh Thakor congress joins the BJP in Gujarat

GANDHINAGAR: Former Congress legislators and Dhavalsinh Zala joined the BJP in Gujarat on Thursday.

Thakor and Zala joined the ruling party at a function held in its headquarters here in the presence of Gujarat BJP president Jitu Vaghani.

Thakor and Zala resigned as MLA on July 5, apparently after voting against the congressional candidates in the Rajya Sabha bypolls.

Thakor, the 43-year-old former MLA from Radhanpur in the Patan district, had previously said he was not happy with the Congress he had joined in 2017 just before the assembly elections that year.

Zala, a close associate of Thakor, was the Bayad MLA in the Sabarkantha district. He had said he did not feel comfortable in the opposition party.

Thakor resigned from all positions in Congress in April just before 2019. Lok Sabha polls in the state, where the BJP won all the 26 parliamentary seats for a second time in row.

However, he had continued as MLA.