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Will officially join Congress today: Hardik Patel

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Patel announced on Tuesday that he will be 'officially' joining party after the Working Committee meeting.

"I will officially join today in the rally where senior leaders of the Congress will be present," said while talking to reporters here. "We will strengthen the ideology of Congress party and take it to the villages," he added.

recalled how started his Dandi March on March 12.

"started Dandi March this day and said he (Mahatma Gandhi) will overthrow the British. I am joining the same Congress party which, in the past, has been led by Subhash Chandra Bose, Pandit Nehru, Sardar Patel, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, the people who worked to strengthen our country," he said.

Asked from which seat he will be contesting the elections, Patel said," It is up to the party to decide."

Patel emerged as the of the agitation demanding reservation for the Patidar community in in 2015. The people from this community were considered to be bedrock supporters of the BJP.

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 15:12 IST