A day after Hardik Patel, the Congress’ working president in Gujarat, quit the party just six months before the Assembly elections, without indicating his plans — whether he intended to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) or the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) — the Congress brass in Ahmedabad, including central minder Raghu Sharma, state president Jagdish Thakor, and Opposition leader Sukhram Rathva, called on Naresh Patel at his farmhouse for an ‘important’ meeting. It was as though the Congress sought to recompense the loss of one Patel with another, except that Naresh is a political neophyte, although his father, Ravji Patel, was a Congressman. TO READ THE FULL STORY, SUBSCRIBE NOW NOW AT JUST RS 249 A MONTH. Please wait while you are being redirected to the next page.
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