New Delhi: Patidar leader Hardik Patel is joining in the Congress party ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.sources of Congress party said that he is likely to join Congress party on March 12th and will contest in the election from Jamnagar constituency.”
Saying to news agency PTI, the top brass of Congress said: “Hardik Patel, who led the agitation demanding reservation for the Patidar community in Gujarat is likely to join the Congress on March 12 in the presence of party chief Rahul Gandhi.”
The Jamnagar Lok Sabha seat is currently represented by Poonamben Madaam of the Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP.
Patel’s joining will coincide with the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting in Ahmedabad, following which top party leaders will address a public rally there.
The Congress is focussing on Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and had given a tough fight to the ruling BJP in the last assembly polls in the state.