Both Alpesh and Dhaval joined BJP in the presence of Gujarat BJP president Jitu Vaghani.
The two had quit as MLAs on July 5, just ahead of the Rajya Sabha elections. Thakore quit the Congress party before the Lok Sabha elections in April-May.
Ahmedabad: Alpesh Thakor & Dhaval Singh Zala join Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of Gujarat BJP President, Jitu Vaghani. pic.twitter.com/qgcHc6RvwT— ANI (@ANI) July 18, 2019
Zala, a close associate of Thakor, was the MLA from Bayad in Sabarkantha district had said he was not feeling comfortable in the opposition party.
Both the leaders earlier had a meeting with Gujarat deputy chief minister Nitin Patel that led to the speculations that they might join Bhartiya Janta Party.