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Hardik Patel to join Congress on Mar 12, may contest LS polls from Gujarat

Hardik Patel's joining will coincide with the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting in Ahmedabad today

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Hardik Patel
Hardik Patel. Photo courtesy: @HardikPatel Twitter handle

is said to join the soon and is likely to contest the Lok Sabha election from Jamnagar constituency in Gujarat, top party sources said on Wednesday.

"Patel, who led the agitation demanding reservation for the patidar community in Gujarat is likely to join the on March 12 in the presence of party chief Rahul Gandhi," the sources said.

The is currently represented by Poonamben Maadam of the (BJP).

Patel's joining will coincide with the Working Committee (CWC) meeting in Ahmedabad, following which top party leaders will address a public rally there.

The Congress is focussing on Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and had give a tough fight to the ruling BJP in the last assembly polls in the state.

First Published: Thu, March 07 2019. 00:10 IST