SURAT: Leader of Patidar agitation Hardik Patel at the age of 24, is too young to contest elections, has pledged support for the Congress after much back and forth. But his meetings have already drawn thousands. Last week, his meeting at Morbi was said to be better attended than Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally, barely 25 km away.
Speaking to the ABP reporter over lunch, Hardik predicts 60 seats out of 89 in first phase of elections. He said the huge turnout for his mega roadshow in Surat was a reflection of the people’s anger against the BJP. Calling the coming elections a “people versus the BJP” battle, he said it should be a “people’s victory, not someone’s defeat”.
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