Hardik Patel former Congress leader, is all set to join BJP today in the presence of Gujarat party president C R Patil. Patel’s move comes ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections due later this year. Hardik Patel tweeted he is going to start a new chapter in his life with the national interest. “I will work as a small soldier in the noble service of the nation under the successful leadership of PM Narendra Bhai Modi,” Hardik Patel tweeted.
राष्ट्रहित, प्रदेशहित, जनहित एवं समाज हित की भावनाओं के साथ आज से नए अध्याय का प्रारंभ करने जा रहा हूँ। भारत के यशस्वी प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र भाई मोदी जी के नेतृत्व में चल रहे राष्ट्र सेवा के भगीरथ कार्य में छोटा सा सिपाही बनकर काम करूँगा।— Hardik Patel (@HardikPatel_) June 2, 2022
Hardik Patel who resigned from Congress last month. After expressing his disappointment with the Congress for months, Hardik Patel on May 18 resigned from the party accusing the senior leadership of the Grand Old Party of disinterest in the real issues of Gujarat. “It is a fact that Congress benefited immensely in the 2017 Assembly polls due to the Patidar quota agitation (led by him). However, I was not given any responsibility even after making me working as president. I was not even invited to the key meetings of the party. It never arranged my press conference during the last three years,” Hardik Patel said after he quit the Congress.
आज मैं हिम्मत करके कांग्रेस पार्टी के पद और पार्टी की प्राथमिक सदस्यता से इस्तीफा देता हूँ। मुझे विश्वास है कि मेरे इस निर्णय का स्वागत मेरा हर साथी और गुजरात की जनता करेगी। मैं मानता हूं कि मेरे इस कदम के बाद मैं भविष्य में गुजरात के लिए सच में सकारात्मक रूप से कार्य कर पाऊँगा। pic.twitter.com/MG32gjrMiY— Hardik Patel (@HardikPatel_) May 18, 2022
It was not made clear by Hardik Patel whether he will join BJP or not but options for joining the BJP was open as he was praising the BJP on several issues including Ram Mandir, Article 370. Before it was confirmed that the 28-year-old will be joining the BJP, there were speculations that he might be joining the Aam Aadmi Party, which Hardik Patel never dismissed. However, after singer-turned-politician Moose Wala’s brutal killing, Patel slammed the AAP government in Punjab.