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Gujarat Patidar leader Hardik Patel resigns from Congress

18/05/2022 at 11:57 AM

Ahmedabad, May 18: Ahead of the Assembly elections scheduled to be held this year, Gujarat Congress Committee working president Hardik Patel today resigned from the party.

Patel, who recently expressed discontentment with the state party leadership, took to his official Twitter handle and said “Today I took the courage to resign from the post (Gujarat Congress Committee working president) and primary membership of the Congress Party. I am sure that my decision will be welcomed by all my colleagues and the people of Gujarat. I believe that after this step, I will be able to work truly for Gujarat in future.”

Earlier, Rahul Gandhi reached out to Patel to sort out differences in the party unit ahead of state assembly polls, sources had said.

If reports are to be believed, Rahul Gandhi had himself sent a message to Hardik Patel asking him to continue in the party. He also asked the party in charge and other leaders to reach out to Patel to sort out the differences.

However, he had issued a clarification earlier that he is not upset with party leaders Rahul Gandhi or Priyanka Gandhi but with the state leadership for a long time now.

Speculations are rife about Patel joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as he had lauded the BJP government for revoking Article 370 and the construction of Ram Mandir earlier. Speculations are also there that Patel might join the Aam Aadmi Party.

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