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CWC meeting | Can Hardik Patel win back the lost plot in Gujarat for Congress?

The one name that comes to mind first when we talk about 2017 Gujarat Assembly election is Hardik Patel. A young Patidar boy in his twenties taking on the mighty of Gujarat politics. Many would agree that The Hardik Patel factor did give a headache to the BJP during the assembly election in its own home turf in Gujarat. and that he is one of the reasons why Congress could improve its tally in the state. He was not a part of Congress then. However, he supported the party in order to defeat the BJP. Though for almost a year since Gujarat Assembly elections, Hardik Patel showed no particular interest in joining any political party, but today Hardik Patel joined Congress. He entered the party in the presence of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress General Secretary in-charge Priyanka Gandhi vadra in Ahmedabad. The party is conducting a high-level Congress Working Committee meeting there. A few days ago Patel had announced on Twitter that he will enter Congress on March 12. He also indicated that he is willing to contest upcoming lok sabha elections. He said that if there are no legal hurdles and the party is willing to field him as a candidate he would happily do so. The talks are he may contest the loksabha election from Jamnagar in Gujarat. Currently, BJP’s Poonamben Maadam is the MP from Jamnagar.
But the recent developments in Gujarat politics since the last few days suggest that the BJP has already devised a strategy to surround Hardik Patel.

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