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Quota leader Hardik Patel on Saturday offered Gujarat Deputy CM Nitin Patel a membership in the Congress party if he (Nitin Patel) along with 10 other MLAs resigns from BJP. The offer comes after the deputy CM's sulking over not being given key portfolios in the new Council of Ministers. Nitin Patel has been stripped of finance and revenue portfolio and has been handed the charge of road and building among others.
Speaking to the media, Hardik said, "If BJP can't take care of a senior leader like Nitin Patel who has spent many years in building the party, and must be respected, he should leave the party." He further added, "I and my supporters are prepared to talk to the Congress leadership to welcome Nitin Patel in the party if he and 10 other MLAs are willing to resign and come."