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Gujarat Congress making an attempt to woo Khodaldham Belief Chief Naresh Patel

Gujarat Congress making an attempt to woo Khodaldham Belief Chief Naresh Patel

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With Gujarat polls slated for the yearend, Congress is making an attempt to woo Shree Khodaldham Trust chairman Naresh Patel to steer the get together. Patel, an industrialist and an essential determine within the Patidar group, heads the belief that constructed the Khodiyar Mata temple at Kagwad in Saurashtra. Khodiyar Mata is the reigning deity of the Leuva Patels.

If he joins Congress, the get together plans to venture 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 alternative of get together and has maintained a suspense until now.

For Congress, Patel may very well be a fantastic catch because it goals to regain the assist of the Patidar group, whose disenchantment in direction of BJP had helped Congress put up its greatest electoral present in 1 / 4 century in 2017. At current, the Congress unit is combating 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 group.

Senior Congress leaders that ET spoke to maintained that AICC, via its leaders from Rajasthan, was negotiating with Patel. A senior chief stated time was operating out for Congress. “Our staff are demoralised because the get together 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 resolve, it could be misplaced too.”

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