Hardik Patel has been appointed the Working President of the Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee with immediate effect. The appointment has been made by Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
Patel, 26, participated and led the Patidar reservation agitation in Gujarat. He joined the Congress on March 12, 2019, but did not contest the Lok Sabha election that year.
Hardik Patel's outfit Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti, which was at the forefront of agitation for reservation benefit in government jobs and college admissions, had declared its support to the Congress party in the local body elections in 2015 and Gujarat assembly polls in 2017, giving a tough competition to the BJP.
Amit Chavda is the president of the state unit, which already has two working presidents -- Tushar Chaudhary and Karsandas Soneri.
Meanwhile, the Congress president also approved the appointment of three district Congress Committee presidents - Mahendrasinh H Parmar for Anand, Anand Chaudhary for Surat and Yasin Gajjan for Dwaraka.
(With PTI inputs)