Lok Sabha Election 2019

Hardik Patel to campaign in Mumbai on Sunday

To join hands with Urmila Matondkar, Sanjay Nirupam to address youth

Gujarat’s Patidar leader Hardik Patel who recently joined the Congress will be in Mumbai on Sunday to campaign for party’s candidates Sanjay Nirupam and Urmila Matondkar who are contesting from Mumbai North-West and Mumbai North respectively.

Mr. Nirupam, who will be launching a separate election manifesto for Mumbai North-West at a mega youth meet at Andheri’s Chitrakoot ground, will be accompanied by Ms. Matondkar and Mr. Patel.

“Youngsters are disappointed in the BJP- Shiv Sena govt which has failed to provide them employment as promised prior to the 2014 polls. They are already reaching out to us in order to get associated with the Party. Hardik Patel is the most popular youth leader and his popularity is not just restricted to the Gujarati community. He will speak about the disastrous Gujarat model while addressing the youth on Sunday. Urmila, too, has received a positive response from the youngsters. This joint mega youth meet will be a successful one with young and dynamic leaders at the forefront,” he said.

Mr. Patel who joined the Congress in a bid to contest Lok Sabha polls faced a setback after Supreme Court refused his plea for an urgent hearing into his case. He had moved SC seeking suspension of his conviction in the 2015 Patidar reservation agitation case in which he was found guilty of rioting and arson.

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