Patidar leader Hardik Patel has announced his intention to contest in the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls. He made the announcement while addressing at a rally in Lucknow.
Hardik, 25, could not contest the Lok Sabha elections in 2014 since he was not eligible age wise then. He had said in December 2017, adding that he would think about contesting the elections in the next two or three years.
Earlier too, he had said, “Constitutionally speaking, I can’t contest the election and I don’t need to, in the first place.” “Although I believe we must unite against BJP, this isn’t a BJP-Congress election but of 6 crore people of Gujarat,” he added.
The Congress has earlier offered to support him with out fielding their candidate, if he wish to contest in the polls. He is likely to contest the elections from Amreli in Gujarat.
In October 2017, Gujarat Congress president Bharatsinh Solanki had said that the Congress would give Hardik a ticket if he wants to fight elections. He had got married to childhood friend Kinjal Parikh on January 27, this year.