Patidar leader Hardik Patel’s former close aide Chirag Patel on Thursday joined the ruling BJP in the presence of Gujarat Deputy Chief MInister Nitin Patel on Thurday.
Chirag Patel, who is also facing sedition charges along with Hardik after joining BJP attacked the Patidar leader and said, “He is trying to fulfil his personal ambitions in the garb of leading the agitation for reservation to Patidar community.”
The former aide of Hardik said, “The agitation was started with the goal of getting reservation for the Patel community. But now has become a tool to satisfy personal ambitions of one person. It has become a tool to acquire wealth and power.”
He also added that the agitation is going on the wrong path. “After the sec CDs of Hardik have emerged. I cannot remain silent. The entire episode is a blot on the community,” added Chirag.
He also questioned the Patidar leader’s on their stand on Congress, as Hardik is supporting the the party in the Assembly elections to be hold next month. "Congress has diverted the agitation in their favour by using Hardik, who only wants to satisfy his personal ambitions. Hardik is now exposed before the people of Gujarat," Chirag alleged.
PAAS had suspended Chirag and another key leader, Ketan Patel, in August last year after the duo alleged that Hardik used the agitation as a tool to satisfy his personal ambitions.