Former Congress leader Hardik Patel to join BJP today

The induction ceremony will take place in the presence of the BJP Gujarat president C R Paatil.

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Gujarat’s Patidar leader Hardik Patel will join BJP today. Patel said that he is “going to start a new chapter” under PM Narendra Modi’s leadership. The induction ceremony will take place in the presence of the BJP Gujarat president C R Paatil.

“With the spirit of national interest, state interest, public interest and social interest, I am going to start a new chapter from today. I will work as a small soldier in the noble work of service to the nation under the leadership of the successful Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Bhai Modi,” tweeted Hardik Patel.

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Gujarat Assembly polls have been scheduled for next year. BJP is in power in the state for almost 20 years. The former Congress leader led a violent agitation in 2015 seeking reservation for his community. The ruling party BJP had booked him under several cases and had also been charged with sedition.