Exodus because Congress not in power: Hardik Patel
Lawmakers in the state who are exiting Congress is because they are eyeing power, said Patidar leader and Congressman Hardik Patel. BJP is in power and Congress is not, he said in an interview to Zee 24 Kalak in the aftermath of former Congress MLA and Thakor leader Alpesh Thakor and Dhavalsinh Zala exiting Congress to join BJP on Thursday.
Hardik dismissed the notion that opposition leaders who are joining BJP are facing a threat under BJP rule and "the danger is not for those people (turncoats) but on the people who trusted them," said Patel.
"What if they are disillusioned by BJP in the next six months? Will they return to Congress? No one is questioning them," he said, lashing out at BJP for trying to buy MLAs instead of trying to free the people of the state from hardships they are facing.