Hardik will meet Rahul in November: Patidar leader

ANI | Updated: Oct 23, 2017 18:27 IST

Gujarat [India], October 23 (ANI): Patidar leader Dinesh Patel on Monday said Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will meet with Hardik Patel in November, and has not met him today as has been reported.

"Hardik Patel did not meet Rahul Gandhi today. He will meet when Rahul Gandhi visits from November 1-3 again," Dinesh told ANI.

Eyeing Patidar votes, the Congress is trying to get support from their leaders to counter the BJP in Gujarat, where they had been in power since 1995.

Earlier, Hardik had turned down the Congress' invitation to fight the Gujarat Assembly election jointly, saying the polls were not a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Congress fight.

Meanwhile, Nikhil Sawani, who resigned from BJP, met Rahul and discussed ways to provide justice to the Patidar community and support for their agitation in Gujarat.

Rahul is on a visit to Ahmedabad. He also attended a 'Navsarjan Janadesh Mahasammelan' in Gandhinagar. (ANI)