Gandhinagar, June 2 (Agency) Patidar leader Hardik Patel joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday. A few days back, he had resigned from the Congress party. BJP’s Gujarat unit president CR Patil and former deputy chief minister of the state Nitin Patel welcomed him into the party. Before joining the BJP, Patel had tweeted, ‘With the feelings of national interest, state interest, public interest and social interest, I am going to start a new chapter from today. I will work as a small soldier in the work of serving the nation under the leadership of the successful Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. Patel (28) had led an agitation in 2015 demanding reservation for the Patidar community. Patel had joined Congress in 2019. Patel, in a letter to party president Sonia Gandhi before resigning from the Congress on May 18, had claimed that the party had only “played the role of a deterrent” on some important issues in the country and was “merely opposed to everything”. It’s limited to doing.