According to a few sources, Patidar leader Hardik Patel will be joining Congress soon and is likely to contest the Lok Sabha election from Jamnagar constituency in Gujarat.

"Patel had led the agitation which demanded reservation for the Patidar community in Gujarat. He is likely to join the party on 12th March in the presence of party chief Rahul Gandhi.

The Jamnagar Lok Sabha seat for which he is likely to contest is currently represented by Poonamben Maadam of BJP.

Reportedly, Patel's joining will coincide with the Congress Working Committee’s meeting in Ahmedabad, following which, the top party leaders will address a public rally there.

The Congress is right now focussing on Gujarat, the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and had given a tough fight to the ruling BJP-government in the last assembly polls in the state.