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Hardik Patel joins Congress; praises Rahul, attacks Modi

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

Patidar quota agitation leader on Tuesday joined the in the presence of and

Justifying his decision to enter active ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, Patel said he could now work for the six crore people of in a better way.

After joining the at its rally near Adalaj village in district, Hardik in his address asked the gathering if it was the right decision.

To this, the people said, "Yes".

Targeting Narendra Modi, Patel said when the decided to postpone its rally, earlier scheduled for February 28, following the terror attack in Pulwama last month, the PM was busy addressing gatherings across the country.

The 25-year-old Patidar leader praised Rahul Gandhi, saying the Congress is "honest".

"People ask me why I chose the Congress and Rahul Gandhi. I chose because he is honest. He does not believe in working like a dictator," he said.

On BJP's charge of dynastic in the Congress, Patel said there was nothing wrong if a politician's son wanted to be join the same field to serve people.

He asked the Congress cadres to get their act together to defeat the BJP in the next month's Lok Sabha polls.

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 19:39 IST