In order to launch a joint attack on the BJP the Congress has roped in Hardik Patel who has raked up Patidar issue.
An OBC leader, Thakor, who has good oratory skills, will have to take along all factions in the state unit while taking on the well-organized BJP which has been in power in the state from 1998.
The appointment comes ahead of next year's assembly elections in the state, where the Congress is seeking to wrest power from the BJP.
Speculation is rife in some quarters that Gujarat elections may be advanced so that it can be held along with UP elections.
The decision was taken at a meeting supervised by Union finance minister Arun Jaitley in Ahmedabad.
Tendulkar was supposed to lead parliamentary discussion on sport but stood in the House, waiting to speak as Congress party lawmakers created ruckus over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comments.
Further lashing out at BJP, Yadav said the saffron party could only talk about development but their election campaigns have always been about caste and religion.
The Bharatiya Janata Party secured victory in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections, with the final vote count for a few seats in Himachal yet to be declared by the Election Commission.
An important take away from the current political-economic environment is that the Goods and Services Tax is expected to be further streamlined and rates rationalised on the lower side.
Gujarat elections: Officials forget to wipe existing data on EVMs, EC orders repolling in six booths on December 14
The Election Commission has ordered repolling in six booths, where first phase polling was held on December 9.
The BJP here, apart from upper caste votes, is banking on over 44,000 Bakshi Panch votes which comes under OBC category.
Gujarat records 68 per cent voting in first phase, expected to cross 70 per cent: Election Commission
Gujarat on Saturday held the first of its two-phase polling, registering 68 per cent voting, which is expected to cross 70 per cent -- similar to the 2012 figure.
In the wake of EVM tampering allegation from various political parties, the EC has also put in place administrative safeguards and security protocols to prevent any misuse of EVMs and VVPATs.
The BJP president said it was time for the people of Gujarat to decide if they would choose "casteism, dynastic rule, minority appeasement or the developmental politics and stability offered by BJP."