Congress’s new face and OBC leader Alpesh Thakor won Radhanpur constituency with a margin of 14,857 votes. He was trailing initially but picked up soon to take a lead in Radhanpur, one of the largest constituencies in Gujarat. Thakor garnered a total of 85,777 votes as against BJP rival Lavingji Thakor who garnered 70,920 votes.The 40-year-old is the convener of Gujarat Kshatriya Thakor Sena and OBC, SC, ST Ekta Manch and has been campaigning against liquor addiction. He had even formed the Gujarat Kshatriya-Thakor Sena. From Alpesh’s team, Geniben Thakor who contested from Vav garnered highest votes (1,02,328) followed by Kiritkumar Patel from Patan garnering 1,01,006 votes. Alpesh had made news recently and was trailed on social media after his tweet on how Prime Minister Narendra Modi had become fairer as he eats mushrooms from Taiwan costing Rs80,000 each.
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