"The Congress should have tied up with the NCP. They could have done better," Patel said.
The NCP was part of the previous Congress-led UPA government at the Centre and the two parties were also partners in the previous Maharashtra government.
For Gujarat elections, the Congress was seen trying to stitch a coalition with the NCP against the ruling BJP. However, it could not fructify.
Stressing that the GST was "an issue" in its first two months of implementation, Patel said, "The steps taken by the government in this regard helped pacify the angry traders.