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Rahul Gandhi to campaign in Gujarat today, Hardik won't turn up

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Rahul Gandhi to campaign in Gujarat today, Hardik won't turn up

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 24 Nov 2017, 04:25 pm

Gandhinagar, Nov 24 (IBNS): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday will campaign in Gujarat for the upcoming state poll, media reports said.

However, Congress' ally partner Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel won't join Gandhi in the aforementioned campaign.

Patel on Wednesday declared that the PAAS is in pact with the Congress to fight the upcoming Gujarat Assembly election.

Days after the Congress released its first list of candidates, he held a press conference to confirm the deal.

Though the Congress' candidate list consists of names of few PAAS members, Patel said he did not ask for any seat.

The PAAS leader said their only demand was reservation for the Patidars which was accepted by the Congress.

"Our only agenda was reservation," Patel told media.

The PAAS and the BJP have been against each other regarding the reservation issue.

The Congress released its first list of candidates for the Gujarat Assembly election, scheduled to be held in December, on Sunday night, media reports said.

The first list consists of names of 77 candidates.

The names of senior Congress leaders like Arjun Modhwadia and Shaktisinh Gohil are present in the first list.

In the Congress' first list, three names of PAAS candidates are also included.

The poll in the state will take place in two phases on Dec.9 and Dec. 14. The counting of the votes will be held on Dec. 18.

The saffron brigade is in power in the state since 1995.

Rahul Gandhi to campaign in Gujarat today, Hardik won't turn up

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