Exclusive: Hardik Patel is a Congress agent, says Vijay Rupani

Vijay Rupani, the Chief Minister of poll-bound Gujarat, has alleged that Hardik Patel is a ‘Congress agent’.

In an exclusive interview with The Quint’s Editorial Director Sanjay Pugalia, Rupani cited reports of secret meetings between Patel and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, and added that the Patidar agitation leader’s affinity for the Congress was now out in the open for all to see.

Rupani also accused the Opposition of drawing support from caste-based politics to disrupt the peaceful state of Gujarat that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had worked to build.

During the course of the interview, Rupani also discussed issues like employment figures in Gujarat, the BJP’s election strategies, and the UPA’s campaign in the poll-bound state.