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Ex-Congress leader Hardik Patel to join BJP on June 2: Party spokesperson

Former Congress leader Hardik Patel will join the BJP on June 2 in the presence of Gujarat party president C R Paatil, a state party spokesperson said

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Ahmedabad: Former Congress leader Hardik Patel addresses a press conference after tendering his resignation to Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday, in Ahmedabad, Thursday, May 19, 2022. (PTI Photo

Former leader will join the on June 2 in the presence of party president C R Paatil, a state party spokesperson said on Tuesday.

After Patidar quota agitation leader Patel recently resigned from the Congress, there were speculations that he may join the ruling . He had praised the BJP's decision-making capacity and style of functioning, while severely criticising the leadership.

"It is confirmed that will join the on June 2 in the presence of state president C R Paatil," BJP's state spokesperson Yagnesh Dave told PTI.

Patel had joined the in 2019.

Before quitting the Congress earlier this month, Patel wrote a scathing letter to party chief Sonia Gandhi, claiming the Congress "only played the role of a roadblock" over certain key issues in the country and was "merely reduced to opposing everything".

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First Published: Tue, May 31 2022. 12:38 IST