The triumvirate - Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakore and Jignesh Mevani had hogged limelight post caste agitations in Gujarat back in 2015.
On Wednesday Alpesh resigned from the party and taking a leaf out of former Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel announced his resignation first on the social media before meeting the press.
There is a strong demand for Patel’s contesting among workers in Bharuch, which is his home constituency, AICC Gujarat in-charge Rajiv Satav told ET.
Ghatlodiya and Sabarmati are traditional strongholds of Patidar voters and Anandiben Patel camp in the party is known to have a strong grip on these seats.
The state party leadership had left it to the party high command to decide on the candidate for the high-profile seat.
Modi watchers in Gujarat maintain that the common thread of Narendra Modi’s campaign has been swapping identity with his supporters.
The Congress held a rally in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state to sound its poll bugle for the crucial Lok Sabha elections.
Party will hold a prayer meeting at Sabarmati Gandhi Ashram to create the right ambience by recalling the legacies of Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel.
"The strikes happened in Pakistan but the shock and pain can be felt in India on the faces of opposition leaders", said PM Modi.
Gandhi’s rally in Dharampur is also being viewed as part of this strategy.
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