WATCH: Standing Next To A Purportedly Miffed Alpesh Thakor, Hardik Patel Issues First Statement After Joining Congress

Written By Ankit Prasad | Mumbai | Published:

Hardik Patel on Tuesday, March 12, addressed the media for the first time in after formally joining the Congress party and also attending his first Congress Working Committee meeting. 

Standing next to fellow Congress leader Alpesh Thakor who is said to be miffed on account of the Patidar leader's induction into the party, Hardik Patel iterated his faith in Rahul Gandhi, spoke about the Congress' history and said that the party would decide the constituency from which he will contest elections.

Hardik Patel said " On this day, Mahatma Gandhi did Dandi March and he said that he will throw out the Britishers from this country. Again, on this day, I am joining Congress party, which is defined by the visions of Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Sardar Patel, honourable Mahatma Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, and Rajiv Gandhi. They have worked so much for the development of the country and I am joining that Congress party today. I am sure that we all together will work to make this country stronger and we will all work hard to find solutions for all the unsolved yet prime agendas of this country. By sticking to the vision of Congress party, We will make the vision more strong by catering this to every village of this country. Today, officially, I l join Congress party when all the workers of the party, Akhil Bhartiya Congress Committee president, Rahul ji, Priyanka ji will be there. The atmosphere is really nice and I have full trust that the way in which after so many years, in Gujarat there will be a meeting of Congress Committee workers, people are quite excited about it and its a good sign too''.

Watch what Hardik Patel said in the video above.