New Delhi/Ahmedabad. Former MP Jagdish Thakor has been appointed as the new state president of the main opposition Congress in Gujarat. Resident of Changa village of Kankrej taluka of Banaskantha district of Gujarat 64 One-year-old Mr. Thakor has replaced Amit Chavda. Both come from the Other Backward Caste (OBC) community. One time Lok Sabha MP (Patan seat, 2009-14) and twice MLA (Dahegam area 2002-07, 2007-09) Mr. Thakor was the state vice-president of the party till now. Mr. Thakor’s appointment has been made nearly a year before the state assembly elections are due next year.
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The ruling BJP has tried to play the Patidar card in the state where Mr. Bhupendra Patel was recently appointed as the new Chief Minister., At the same time, the total of the state’s total 40 In the OBC population, second only to the Koli community, Thakor has tried to create a different caste balance by making it the president of the caste. It has already appointed young leader Hardik Patel, a prominent face of the Patidar reservation movement, as its working president. Mr. Thakor hails from the North Gujarat region, considered a traditional Congress stronghold in the state. of the total population of the state 13 Despite being a percentage, the Patidar community is considered politically dominant due to its wealth and influence. It is considered a traditional supporter of the ruling BJP for more than two decades.