Alpesh Thakor sits on day-long fast, claims innocence over attacks on migrants
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Alpesh Thakor sits on day-long fast, claims innocence over attacks on migrants

Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor, who is facing heat over the violence against hindi-speaking migrants in Gujarat, began his day-long fast here Thursday to promote peace and harmony among people. While admitting that someone may have said something against migrants, he claimed that the real culprits were those who politicised the entire issue. Since the rape of a 14-month-old girl in Sabarkantha district on September 28 and the arrest of a labourer hailing from Bihar for the crime, six districts in Gujarat saw sporadic incidents of violence against hindi-speaking people. The attacks led to exodus of over 60,000 migrants, mostly from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh. In his address at the Sadbhavna Upvas (fast for goodwill) venue near his residence in Ranip area, Thakor asserted he never indulged in spreading hatred. I am not at all into spreading hatred. I am not that kind of person. We (Thakor community) are pure at heart. It is possible that someone may have said something ..

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