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Playing Now: A Patel Rap In Modigaon

A stir for OBC status for Patels gathers steam in the CM’s—and PM’s—district

Playing Now: A Patel Rap In Modigaon
Mayur Bhatt
Playing Now: A Patel Rap In Modigaon
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Test By Trouble

  • A sudden agitation demanding OBC status for Patels has caught chief minister Anandiben Patel off guard
  • It’s led by Hardik Patel, who is in his early 20s. CM’s rivals may be at work.
  • Protests are largely in Mehsana, home district of both Anandiben and Narendra Modi
  • Six of the eight municipal corporations go to the polls in Sept-Oct
  • The results could be affected if the agitation is not contained
  • This is the first major test for Anandiben’s political skills

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Politics in India has a way of turning on its head when the caste card comes into play—usually around election time, when community leaders strike the gong to tell politicians in power it’s payback time. With elections to self-government bodies in Gujarat due in September-October, chief minister Anandiben Patel will face her first test after having taken over...

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