Congress tends to move away from pro-Hindu stance: Hardik Patel claimed

Hardik Patel dumped Congress on Wednesday, has said that the "Congress's aversion to pro-Hindu policies" was hurting it

A day after dumping Congress, Ex. Congress leader Hardik Patel tilted his attack on the Congress party as he claimed that, Congress Party's tendency to distance itself from pro-Hindu developments had made a deeper dent in the party. His comments came during when Gyanvapi Masjid controversy makes a widespread debate. 

“There are many Mahadev devotees in India. If a Shivling is recovered from a Masjid or some other place, it should connect our faiths. We should openly welcome this. But our [Congress] leaders tend to move away from decisions in favour of Hindus. This is hurting Congress,” Patidar leader Hardik Patel said.

What may be his next move? Dismissing “rumours” of him joining the Bharatiya Janata Party, Hardik Patel said, "Till now, there is no decision on joining BJP." However, when asked about his opposition to the BJP during his Patidar stir in 2017, Patel seemed to soften his stance on the saffron party.

He also added, “If a party in power works for people’s development, I will praise it. They worked to build the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. When the Supreme Court verdict came in 2019, I applauded it and even contributed towards the building of the temple.” He also praised the abrogation of Article 370 and said: “I shall praise all good works.”

Gujarat elections to be held later this year, Patel quit Congress and never attacked BJP though he and BJP both had not any 'love affair' before the previous state polls in 2017.

Jayanta Guha

Consulting Editor

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