Patidar leader Hardik Patel likely to join this party on March 12: Report

New Delhi: Ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, Patidar community leader Hardik Patel will reportedly join the Congress party. According to the sources, Hardik Patel will likely join the party on March 12.

“He is likely to contest the election from Jamnagar constituency,” sources said. The Jamnagar Lok Sabha seat is currently represented by Poonamben Maadam of the Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP.

“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 top Congress sources said.

After the Congress party gave a tough fight to the ruling BJP in the last assembly elections, it is focusing on Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.