Gujarat Congress working president Hardik Patel resigned from all party positions on Wednesday, putting all speculation to rest. Patel announced his resignation from all party positions in the Congress party on Twitter.
"Today, I summoned the guts to resign from my position as working president of the Gujarat Congress Committee and my primary membership in the Congress Party. All of my colleagues and the people of Gujarat will undoubtedly applaud my decision. I am confident that after taking this step, I will be able to work for Gujarat in the future "Patel used Twitter."
Hardik Patel's departure, which comes just months before the state Assembly elections, is undoubtedly a big setback for Congress. According to accounts, he was neglected and sidelined by senior Gujarat party leaders.
Hardik Patel, the face of the Gujarat Patidar protest, was reportedly unhappy with the treatment he was receiving and was considering leaving the party, according to individuals close to him.
"The standoff between Hardik and Congress has shown no indications of thawing," according to sources. Hardik Patel also removed the name of the party from his Twitter bio recently, fueling speculation that he was about to leave.