Gujarat HC issues notices to Alpesh, assembly speaker on Congress’ plea seeking his dismissal from MLA post

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court today issued notice to Alpesh Thakor in connection with the plea of Congress which has sought direction to the assembly speaker to disqualify him from the membership of the house with immediate effect.

The court has also sought explanation from speaker Rajendra Trivedi and fixed June 27 as the next date of hearing.

Congress had moved high court here last month after Alpesh, a former party MLA from Radhanpur seat in North Gujarat refused to resign from the membership of the assembly despite his resignation from the party on April 10 this year days before the LS polls in the state.

Alpesh had resigned from congress alleging betrayal but had claimed that he won’t resign from the assembly to serve the poor and needy people. He had also campaigned against official Congress candidates in Banaskantha LS constituency and Unjha assembly segment where bye-poll was held simultaneously.

Terming it a sheer indiscipline and anti-party activity, Congress had approached the speaker for his immediate dismissal but as it did not happen the party knocked at the court’s door.

Meanwhile, speculations are rife that Alpesh might join ruling BJP by the end of the month.