Sources say his decision was based on the state of affairs within the Congress.
Hardik Patel has recently joined the saffron camp, after which welcome banners and posters have been put up all over the state.
Within days of Hardik Patel moving to BJP, the Gujarat Congress received another blow on Friday as former Union minister Bharatsinh Solanki announced a “short break” from politics.
He was welcomed in the party by BJP Gujarat unit president C R Patil and former deputy chief minister Nitin Patel.
Hardik Patel had earlier led an aggressive agitation to demand quota for the Patidar community and targeted the BJP government time and again.
The Patidar quota agitation leader earlier had praised the BJP's decision-making capacity and style of functioning, while severely criticising the Congress leadership.
The Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel had recently resigned as the Gujarat Congress working president and from the party's primary membership.
Enervated by Hardik Patel’s exit, the Gujarat Congress now appears waiting for a fortuitous ‘yes’ from Naresh Patel, a powerful Patidar satrap from Saurashtra.
Former Gujarat Congress chief Bharatsinh Solanki has invited big trouble for himself by making distasteful remarks on Ram temple being built in Ayodhya.
It made him a star campaigner in the elections and gave him a helicopter for campaigning.
Mevani targeted Patel two days after the latter resigned from the Congress and launched a no-holds-barred attack on the functioning of the opposition party in Gujarat.
Gujarat Congress president Jagdish Thakor said Hardik’s allegations were baseless and designed to hurt the party.
The party on Thursday convened its Saurashtra Zone meeting in Rajkot to discuss upcoming programmes, especially making 25 new workers on each of the 52,000-odd booths in the state.
Rahul Gandhi has been saying for quite some time in internal party forums that anyone who succumbs to the pressure of the BJP in this 'fight for ideology' is free to leave.
Hardik quit Cong fearing jail in sedition cases, says party leader; claims his resignation scripted by BJP
Jagdish Thakor on Thursday claimed that he took the step as he was afraid that he might have to go to jail in sedition cases registered against him.
Hardik Patel claimed the Congress had no vision and that leaders of the party were biased against Gujarati people.
Hardik was all praise for the BJP saying that the government led by the saffron party introduced 10 percent reservation which directly benefited the Patidar community.
However, it is said that some state leaders may not like Hardik, who was once a poster boy of the Patidar movement in Gujarat.
In his resignation letter, he was also critical of the Congress' stance on the Ram temple in Ayodhya, revocation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir and the implementation of GST.
Patel said that Gujarat Congress leaders are least bothered to address real issues of Gujarat but are more focussed on ensuring that the leaders who come from Delhi get "'chicken sandwich' on time.