New Delhi: Patidar leader Hardik Patel is likely to join the BJP on June 2, informed sources said on Tuesday. His membership to BJP will be putting rest to speculations that started even before Patel quit the Congress.

BJP sources said Patel is likely to officially join the party on June 2 at the state headquarter Shree Kamalam in Gandhinagar. Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel and state BJP chief C R Patil are expected to attend the joining.

Months ahead of the Gujarat election, Patel quit the Congress on May 18 and slammed the “senior leadership” of the party in his resignation letter to the Congress President. He mentioned in his resignation letter his dissatisfaction with the Congress stand on issues like Ram Mandir, revocation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir and implementation of GST. Patel had led the Patidar reservation agitation in Gujarat in 2015. In 2019, he joined the Congress. He joined the Congress in 2019 and was made a working president of the Gujarat unit in 2020.