Gujarat Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Thursday heaped praises on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he vowed to work as a ‘small soldier’ under his leadership. Patel’s tweet came ahead of his scheduled joining of the BJP.
Patel wrote on Twitter, “With the feelings of national interest, state interest, public interest and social interest, I am going to start a new chapter from today. I will work as a small soldier in the noble work of service to the nation under the leadership of the successful Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Bhai Modi.”
राष्ट्रहित, प्रदेशहित, जनहित एवं समाज हित की भावनाओं के साथ आज से नए अध्याय का प्रारंभ करने जा रहा हूँ। भारत के यशस्वी प्रधानमंत्री श्री नरेन्द्र भाई मोदी जी के नेतृत्व में चल रहे राष्ट्र सेवा के भगीरथ कार्य में छोटा सा सिपाही बनकर काम करूँगा।
— Hardik Patel (@HardikPatel_) June 2, 2022
Patel’s decision to join the BJP has left many perplexed given that he has been routinely criticising the saffron party in the last few years. He had even accused the BJP of winning elections by EVM tampering.
Patel, who left the Congress last week, is set to join the BJP today. To mark the occasion, Patel also performed puja at his home.
Gujarat | Hardik Patel performs ‘pooja’ at his residence in Ahmedabad.
He will be joining Bharatiya Janata Party today. pic.twitter.com/AqMboWjs7e
— ANI (@ANI) June 2, 2022
The 28-year-old Patidar leader joined the Congress in 2019. He, however, severed his ties with the party last week after writing a scathing letter on the leadership of the party. Patel had slammed the Congress for constantly working against the Narendra Modi government by taking a hostile stand on key issues such as the revocation of Article 370, enactment of NRC-CAA laws and the GST among others.