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If you leave BJP, will try to get you good post in Congress: Hardik’s offer to Nitin Patel

Nitin Patel is yet to take charge of the portfolios alloted to him and has conveyed his displeasure to the party leadership over the departments alloted to him.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: December 30, 2017 4:17 pm
Leave BJP and join Congress, will get you good post there: Hardik tells Nitin Patel Hardik Patel and Nitin Patel

Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Saturday said that the Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister should leave the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and join the Congress where he might get a good position. In a statement to ANI, Hardik said: “If Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel along with 10 MLAs is ready to leave BJP, then will talk to Congress to get him a good position. If BJP does not respect him, he should leave the party.”

Hardik’s statement comes after PTI quoted a BJP source as saying that even after being sworn into office, Nitin Patel is yet to take charge of the portfolios allotted to him and has conveyed his displeasure to the party leadership. In the previous government, the deputy chief minister was in charge of important portfolios such as finance and urban development.

However, this time he has been allotted departments like road and building, and health. Apart from these two, he has also been given the charge of medical education, Narmada, Kalpsar and capital project after the portfolios were allotted on December 28.

Meanwhile, BJP leader Narottam Patel visited the Gujarat deputy CM and sought to placate him. “Nitinbhai Patel is Gujarat deputy CM and a very able leader. Came here to meet him because of him being upset as he didn’t get departments he wanted. I want the party to think over giving him departments of his choice,” ANI quoted Patel as saying.

When asked if the Deputy CM was mulling resignation following the offer from Hardik, Patel said, “No, he didn’t say any such thing (of resignation). I know he is upset and that’s why I am here. This is a mistake, and must be rectified.”

The finance portfolio has been allotted to Saurabh Patel, while Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has kept the charge of urban development department with himself. Rupani has also kept information and broadcasting and home ministry. BJP formed the government for the sixth consecutive term after winning the recently held state assembly election where it managed to bag 99 seats out of 182.

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  1. Anupam Saikia
    Dec 31, 2017 at 11:52 pm
    So Hardik has become a dalal of Congress and Rahul Gandhi and offer anybody good position in Congress.The position suits him and now he should stop fooling the public and the Patidar community. The sooner the Patidar community keeps its distance from the better. He has already brought down the name of the community with his unjustified agitation and dalali.
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    1. Manikyam Koppolu
      Dec 31, 2017 at 3:49 am
      During and Post-elections, IE has elevated the trio as 3-muskateers rather saying 3-musquitoes. As of now, one guy out of trio says he would recommend for a high and lucrative post in Congress (in Karnataka, sure of losing, as BJP captures 120 seats). What kind of arrogance this is? He thinks too high of himself, very possible and sure he would be dumped into garbage any time. RG's cheating offer of quota for them and the latter believing though it yield empty vessels, yet they have high opinion of RG for he became President of dead Congress Except sore throat the Congress bears nothing.
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      1. Nikhil Chandra Das
        Dec 30, 2017 at 11:16 pm
        Mr. Hardik, you should not be the dalal of Khangress alias Muslim League rather you should have movement alone. If you think that you have guts and parts then you do it alone with your community but never and ever any dalali with the lost case like Khangress alias Muslim League because this Khangress has dragged India near the destruction. So keep it in mind. Any kind of Dalal must be buried in Indian soil, remember it.
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        1. Aziz Siddiqui
          Dec 31, 2017 at 12:36 am
          where you want to be burnt.....
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          1. Anupam Saikia
            Dec 31, 2017 at 11:55 pm
            Kuy re Pakistani. Other then violence and killing u have nothing good to offer. Where have u learn all these.....
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          2. Jumi Kaka
            Dec 31, 2017 at 1:34 am
            The Bhadwa Jhandu Party is okay for you ?
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          3. Tomy Blacker
            Dec 30, 2017 at 10:55 pm
            So Hardik has revealed his real iden y (though his mms did already) that he is Congress dalal ! Now what good post he can offer to a Dy CM .. acting in front of camera to make aa mms ?? !!
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            1. Avinash Rangra
              Dec 30, 2017 at 10:41 pm
              Har is earning his commission by supplying ‘mal’ to his master. How much, Har ?
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