The PAAS leader also declared that he has promised to campaign for Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal during the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. "All non-BJP parties should unite to fight against the government which has been trying to divide the country", he told Bengali news channel ABP Ananda.
Patidar leader Hardik Patel rose to prominence during the Gujarat elections, with his firm anti-BJP stand at a time when more than half of the states in India are being ruled by the BJP and its allies.
"I saw lady Gandhi". He raked her next only to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. "I have assured her that I will give it a serious thought if I decide to join active politics", he said and also said that he, in turn, had invited her to come over to Gujarat for interacting with Guajarati women there and that the CM had accepted his invitation.
Showering praises on the Trinamool Congress chief who he called an "epitome of struggle for the cause of the people" he appreciated her simplicity and selfless nature and hoped that parties such as the Congress and Trinamool Congress join hands.
Hardik Patel hinted that the West Bengal Chief Minister had invited him to join her party whenever he desired to do so, according to ANI. "I have also requested her to visit Gujarat and enlighten the women there", he added.
Hitting hard at the opposition he said, I did not see anything wrong as "spread by the oppositions about Kolkata". "I have not come for any political reasons." . "She told me how to talk to the people and how to work listening to everybody".
Mamata, talking to reporters said that she was impressed with Patel, who she described as a "bright person and politically conscious".