We need to take our struggle to the streets, says Gujarat Congress working president Hardik Patel after a drubbing in the civic polls
In an interview with Outlook, Gujarat Congress working president, Hardik Patel, says there is no infighting in the party and the Congress is confident of winning 2022 state elections.
Patel joined the Congress back in 2019, but did not contest the Lok Sabha election that year due to his conviction in a case.
The incident happened when the young Patidar leader, Hardik Patel, was addressing a public rally in Gujarat's Surendranagar district.
The Supreme Court said that there is no urgency in listing Patel's plea as Gujarat High court order was passed in August last year.
Patel's biryani reference comes a day after Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that he had gone to Pakistan in 2015 to eat biryani.
With April 4 being the last date of filing of nominations, it may be difficult for Patel to challenge the judgment in the apex court.
In July 2018, the Mehsana court had convicted him in the rioting and arson case in Visnagar town during the Patel agitation in 2015.
Patel emerged as the leader of the agitation demanding reservation for the Patidar community in Gujarat in 2015. The people from this community were considered to be bedrock supporters of the BJP.
He said besides reservation, his other chief demand was withdrawal of police cases against Patidars during their four-year-old agitation as well as "action against police officials who unleashed atrocities on our youngsters".
Hardik and Krinjal had been engaged for some time and got married at a temple in Digsar, a village in Surendranagar district of Gujarat.
Defending the move, Gujarat Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama said Tuesday that the government should be open to accepting "good suggestions".
Stating that youngsters in the country were facing unemployment while farmers were committing suicide, he urged the government to address the woes of these two sections.
The multiple choice question was: Which political leader offered water to Hardik Patel who recently sat on fast?
The 25-year-old Patidar leader has done something that was unthinkable in Gujarat’s politics and society.
Patel started his 'fast unto death' from August 25, and was visited by leaders like Prakash Ambedkar, Shatrughan Sinha, Yashwant Sinha, Harish Rawat, Jignesh Mevani etc.
Hardik launched his indefinite fast on August 25 for reservation in government jobs and education for Patidars and loan waiver for farmers.
The 25-year-old Patel started taking water which he had stopped since Thursday evening.
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