Hardik, who has been lodged in jail under various charges including sedition, is expected to get engaged to Kinjal Patel from his home town Viramgam in north Gujarat as soon as he is freed.
His father Bharat Patel said Hardik's prospective life partner is supportive of the work done by his son for the community. "Kinjal has lot of respect for his work and is willing to work with him shoulder to shoulder. Both are young and we wish for them a happy life," he said.
According to the family, the engagement has been arranged by both the families and it would have been carried out earlier if the convenor of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) had not been arrested in October last.
Kinjal and Hardik are learnt to be in touch with each other and share letters to and from Lajpore jail in Surat where he has been jailed. It is on suggestion of Kinjal that Hardik is believed to be putting together a book on his agitation for the Patel community.