Controversial Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti(PAAS) leader Hardik Patel will be joining the Congress in a few days, he told The Indian Express.

Patel will be accompanied by five other PAAS core group members that are likely to join the Congress with him. This will come as a huge boost to the Congress party after losing 3 MLAs in the Gujarat Assembly.

The announcement was made at a Congress Working Committee(CWC) meeting in Ahmedabad on Tuesday when Hardik Patel told The Indian Express, “I have come to know about the news of my joining the Congress only from local newspapers, but when and where I will join, I cannot confirm. In the next couple of days, it will be confirmed. I will join the Congress in a short span of time and in the next couple of days. I will meet state Congress leaders and will put my issues before them and a later date and day will be fixed for me to join the party. If the party wishes, I may contest elections.”