Mumbai: Panvel's former Congress MLA Prashant Thakur who resigned from the Maharashtra assembly on Friday, is all set to join BJP ahead of the October 15 polls.
"Yes, Thakur will be joining BJP at a public rally soon," a senior state BJP leader said here today. Apparently peeved over Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's stance on the Kharghar toll plaza issue, Thakur had handed over his resignation to Speaker Dilip Walse Patil on Friday.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi. File Pic
He had said that the move was prompted by the Maharashtra government's refusal to exempt residents of the entire Panvel taluka from paying toll at the under-construction Kamothe-Kharghar toll plaza.
Thakur was a prominent member of the Rahul Gandhi team in Maharashtra which included Youth Congress leader Rajiv Satav, who is now a Lok Sabha member.