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Gujarat elections: Ashok Gehlot confident about Hardik Patel's support

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

Indian unit chief on Friday expressed confidence in receiving the support of Hardik Patel, convener of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), in the upcoming assembly elections in the state.

"We are completely assured that Hardik Patel, Jignesh Mewani, and their supporters would support Party in the upcoming elections," he said.

The Party had recently held a meeting with the leader of Patidar reservation movement, and other community members in

The Congress General Secretary said the Patidars are going to vote for their party since they want an end on misgovernance in the state.

"They want an end on misgovernance. The situation is very critical. Farmers are unhappy. Labourers are migrating from the state. Business is disrupted," he cited the reasons.

The former Chief Minister said public might not come out in the open but have made their mind in Congress' favour.

"The huge crowd at our rallies and speeches suggests that the result will come in the favour of Congress. People are scared and that's why they are not coming out in the open. However, they have made up their mind that they will vote for anti-incumbency," he said.

With just a few days left in the elections, both the (BJP) and Congress are trying to win the confidence of the Patidar community, which account for a major vote share in the state.

The assembly election in the state will be held in two phases on December 9 and 14.

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First Published: Sat, November 11 2017. 07:22 IST