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Hardik Patel tests COVID positive

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Congress leader Hardik Patel on Sunday revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. He announced the same on social media platforms.

Hardik, in a tweet in Hindi, said, “Today I have tested positive for COVID-19. As per the doctor’s advice, my treatment will continue in home isolation. Will recover fast with your love and prayers.”

Several politicians including Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and deputy chief minister Nitin Patel had earlier tested positive for COVID-19.

Hardik Patel congratulates Mamata, TMC

Hours before announcing that he has tested positive for COVID-19, Hardik congratulated the Trinamool Congress and its supremo Mamata Banerjee for the party’s spectacular victory in Bengal.

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He said the politically aware people of West Bengal have proved today that India’s unity cannot be defeated by hatred and polarization. He said that BJP’s inappropriate jibe against Mamata by calling her “didi-o-didi” has been well responded to by voters. His tweet regarding the same was an apparent jibe against Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had repeatedly addressed Mamata as “didi-o-didi”.

Congress poor performance

Hardik’s own party Congress, as usual, had a dismal performance in the Assembly polls in West Bengal, Kerala, and Puducherry. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said, “We humbly accept the people’s mandate. Sincere gratitude to our workers and the millions of people who supported us on the ground. We will continue to fight for our values and ideals. Jai Hind.

Hardik, the Patidar agitation leader who later joined the Congress, has repeatedly said that he is feeling neglected by the party, which, he says is not giving him any work because “there are people within the party who feel insecure”.

He said he was happy to barter his title of working-president for actual work.

“I don’t want to be a working president, president, minister, or chief minister. I want to work. But I can only work when I am given work to do,” he had said, adding that there are several issues that the Congress can take up — from unemployment to public healthcare to the farmers’ protest — but “groupism within our leadership” is preventing any action.

 

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