New Delhi, July 11
Hardik Patel was appointed working president of Gujarat Congress—a place at present being held by Amit Chavda— on Saturday.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi accredited the appointment of 26-year-old Patel, who had joined the Congress in March final 12 months forward of the Lok Sabha polls.
A press launched signed by All India Congress Committee normal secretary KC Venugopal mentioned: “Hon’ble Congress President has approved the proposal of the appointment of Shri. Hardik Patel as the Working President of Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee with immediate effect”.
The founding father of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), Patel rose to prominence because the face of the Patidar agitation in 2015 that ultimately turned violent. He nonetheless faces sedition circumstances in reference to the protests.
Before he joined the Congress, he had claimed neither he nor any member of his Samiti would ever be a part of politics or kind a celebration and had argued for citizen activism.
The Bharatiya Janata Party had accused him of being the Congress occasion’s B-team in the course of the 2017 meeting polls.
Patel’s appointment is being seen as Congress occasion’s try at wooing the resourceful Patidar group in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence state.