Gujarat: Hardik Patel Quits Congress

Ahmedabad: Gujarat Congress Committee working president Hardik Patel, who recently expressed discontentment with the state party leadership, on Wednesday resigned from Congress.

Taking to Twitter, Patel said, “Today I took the courage to resign from the post (Gujarat Congress Committee working president) and primary membership of the Congress Party. I am sure that my decision will be welcomed by all my colleagues and the people of Gujarat. I believe that after this step, I will be able to work truly for Gujarat in future.”

Earlier, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi reached out to disgruntled Gujarat Congress Committee working president Hardik Patel to sort out differences in the party unit ahead of state assembly polls, sources had said.

“Whenever our country faced challenges and when the Congress needed leadership, Congress leaders were enjoying abroad,” said the Gujarat Congress working president, who hit national headlines in 2015 when he, then a 21-year-old, became the face of the Patel Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) to seek inclusion of Gujarat’s Patel community as other backward classes (OBC) and get quota benefits in education and jobs.

Gujarat: Hardik Patel Quits Congress
Gujarat: Hardik Patel Quits Congress

Patel’s one-page resignation letter – he put out copies in English and Hindi on his Twitter handle – was scathing in its criticism of the Congress and its leaders who he said, did not have a roadmap for the people, were non-serious and behaved as if they hated Gujarat and Gujaratis.

Party sources had claimed that Rahul Gandhi himself sent a message to Hardik Patel asking him to continue in the party. He also asked the party in charge and other leaders to reach out to Patel to sort out the differences.

Speculations were rife about Patel joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after he had lauded the BJP government for revoking Article 370 and the construction of Ram Mandir.


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