"I met Rahul Gandhi today. We had a long discussion, which lasted for an hour, about the situation in Gujarat. After meeting Rahul, I have agreed to join the Congress in principle," Kalsariya told PTI over phone.
Kalsariya said he would be officially inducted into the Congress during Gandhi's two-day visit to Talaja in Bhavnagar district beginning July 16.
He had served as a BJP MLA on three occasions in the past.
He had also led a agitation against the then BJP government headed by Narendra Modi over the factory issue.
The environment clearance given to the company was later withdrawn as the then Congress government at the Centre backed Kalsariya.
After leaving the BJP, Kalsariya formed Sadbhavna Manch and contested the 2012 Assembly polls unsuccessfully.
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