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Gujarat Elections

Sohini Das  |  Ahmedabad 



Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi (right) and OBC leader Alpesh Thakor during a rally in Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi (right) and OBC leader Alpesh Thakor during a rally in Gandhinagar, Gujarat

An unexpected turn of events since Sunday has added more colour to the political drama in poll-bound Gujarat. From newly inducted Patidar leaders Nikhil Savani and Narendra Patel quitting the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to other backward classes (OBC) leader Alpesh Thakor joining the Congress, political equations in the state are changing fast as the Congress is looking to take the fight to the ruling party.

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First Published: Tue, October 24 2017. 02:33 IST

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