Key aides of Hardik Patel; Varun Patel and Reshma Patel join BJP

  • Key aides of Hardik Patel; Varun Patel and Reshma Patel join BJP
22-10-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

Quota spearhead Hardik Patel’s key aides Varun Patel and Reshma Patel have joined the ruling BJP in poll-bound Gujarat in a dramatic turn of events.

Varun and Reshma joined BJP on Saturday after a meeting with Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel and state party chief Jitu Vaghani during its Parliamentary Board meeting, which was also attended by BJP President Amit Shah. Both, Varun and Reshma were among the prominent faces of Mr Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) and remained critical of the ruling BJP during the agitation.

After joining the BJP, the Patidar leaders said, Hardik has become a “Congress agent” and was trying to use the agitation to overthrow the present state government. The development came hours after state Congress chief Bharatsinh Solanki invited Hardik Patel to join hands with the party. Solanki even promised to give an additional 20 per cent reservation to economically backward classes in the state if the Congress is voted to power in the upcoming assembly polls.

Tags : Hardik Patel Varun Patel Reshma Patel BJP Gujarat

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