If he joins Congress, the social gathering plans to undertaking the meeting polls as a ‘battle between a Gujarati Patel and Maharashtrian Patil’. Nonetheless, BJP, aiming at staging its greatest electoral present, and the Aam Aadmi Party are additionally in contact with Patel. He has already indicated his curiosity in becoming a member of electoral politics however has been lower than forthcoming about his selection of social gathering and has maintained a suspense until now.
For Congress, Patel could possibly be an excellent catch because it goals to regain the assist of the Patidar neighborhood, whose disenchantment in the direction of BJP had helped Congress put up its greatest electoral present in 1 / 4 century in 2017. At current, the Congress unit is preventing an existential battle, as AAP steadily chips away at its assist base. AAP registered its presence within the Surat municipal elections, largely on the assist of the Patidar neighborhood.
Senior Congress leaders that ET spoke to maintained that AICC, by its leaders from Rajasthan, was negotiating with Patel. A senior chief mentioned time was operating out for Congress. “Our staff are demoralised because the social gathering failed to answer the bottom conditions with spontaneity they deserved. Now there is a small window of alternative, but when Nareshbhai takes a very long time to determine, it could be misplaced too.”