As the Congress desperately woos Hardik Patel ahead of Gujarat assembly polls, party Vice President Rahul Gandhi is likely to meet the firebrand Patidar spearhead on Monday, reports said.

Patel has asserted that he was determined to work for the defeat of the BJP in the upcoming assembly elections in Gujarat.

The Gandhi scion will arrive in the poll bound state to induct aggressive young Gujarat OBC leader Alpesh Thakore into the party in a massive rally in state capital Gandhinagar.

Thakore had on Saturday announced that he was joining the Congress.

While, Thakore has said that Hardik Patel would join the party as well, the Patidar leader said that there was no talk of joining the Congress.

Election to pick a new 182-member Gujarat assembly is due before January 22, 2018 when its term ends. The Election Commission has not announced the poll dates as of now even citing it would bring in the imposition of the model code of conduct that would disrupt relief operation for flood-hit victims.

The opposition parties have alleged that the poll panel has given time to the ruling BJP to announce sops for the people of Gujarat.