AHMEDABAD: Vejalpur police on Sunday afternoon detained a man, son of a former MLA, who was campaigning for his cousin contesting on a Congress ticket. The man was identified as Rajesh Thakor, whose father Madhu Thakor was an MLA from Congress. He had later in 2012 switched his loyalty to the BJP.
Rajesh’ cousin Mahesh Thakor was contesting from Vejalpur ward from Congress and Rajesh was campaigning for him. This also sparked a row amongst Congress workers who alleged that police action was improper, and it’s timing was questionable.
“Rajesh who is known as Bhuvaji was an influential campaigner for Mahesh and the cops took the action in political pressure,” alleged a party worker.
Even Rajesh alleged that he was illegally detained on the day of polling. Inspector L D Odedara of Vejalpur police said that the cops held him under preventive detention as a part of ongoing exercise of nabbing people with criminal records.