'Congress can take even Hafiz Saeed's help to form govt'
With both Congress and BJP trying hard to get the support of Patidar community ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections, state Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel took a jibe at the Congress party and said they would even take terrorist group JuD's chief Hafiz Saeed's support to form a government.
"Congress would even send invitation to terrorists like Hafiz Saeed if it feels they can help them form Government in Gujarat," news agencyt ANI quoted Nitin Patel as saying.
There were speculations that firebrand Patidar leader Hardik Patel met Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday. Hardik, however, denied the reports of meeting.
Patidar leader Nikhil Sawani, who had earlier joined the BJP, on Monday said that he would quit the saffron party as he was "upset" with Narendra Patel being alledgely offered money to join the BJP. Narendra Patel, a local convenor of the Hardik Patel's Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti, had alleged that he was offered Rs 1 crore to join the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Patidar leaders Reshma Patel and Varun Patel on Saturday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of party chief Amit Shah.