Ahmedabad, Mar 7 : Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel will join Congress on March 12 and contest the upcoming Lok Sabha election from Jamnagar consituency in Gujarat.
Congress sources on Thursday said that Hardik will join the party formally on March 12 in the presence of Party president Rahul Gandhi and other senior leaders in a rally in Gandhinagar or soon after the CWC meeting here.
"But it has not yet been finalised from Hardik's side yet. He will in all likelihood to join the party on March 12 or on any other date after that. He is willing to contest the election from Jamnagar seat," the sources said.
Notably, Hardik had openly supported Congress in the last assembly election and speculations in the political circles about his joining the party or contesting LS election since then.
Earlier, Hardik himself had made it clear that he would contest the LS polls. (UNI)