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Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS)

In this combo picture of three images taken from a video footage, Congress leader Hardik Patel is slapped by a man, later identified as Tarun Gajjar, while he was addressing 'Jan Akrosh' (public anger) rally in Surendranagar, Gujarat

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PASS convener Hardik Patel addresses an rally for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, at Asarana village of Bhavnagar district, Monday, Gujarat.

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi greets Patidar leader Hardik Patel as he joins the party during a public meeting, in Gandhinagar.

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Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel during a media interaction, in Ahmedabad.

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Patidar leader Hardik Patel with former BJP MP Savitri Bhai Phule, who recently resigned from the party, at a programme in Lucknow.

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There are times when Pheras take precedence over Pradarshans. And when your tribe prefixes the Pati, you need to be one. Well, congra­tulations to childhood bumchum Kinjal Parikh for making an honest man out of Hardik Patel, the young and fiery Patidar cause celebre. Would we overstep the brief if we conjecture a happy house arrest now? Nah, in good jest!

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Gujarat Patidar leader Hardik Patel during a function where he ties knot with Kinjal Parikh, at Digsar village of Muli taluka in Surendranagar district of Gujarat.

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Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijay Singh during Kalki Festival in Sambhal.

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Uttarakhand's former chief minister Harish Rawat meets Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel during Patel's ongoing indefinite hunger strike for reservation since August 25, in Ahmedabad.

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Hardik Patel during his hunger strike, on August 30 in Ahmedabad.

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Khodaldham trustee Naresh Patel meets Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel during latter's indefinite hunger strike for reservation since Aug 25, in Ahmedabad

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A doctor checks the health of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel on the 7th day of his indefinite hunger strike for reservation, in Ahmedabad.

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NCP leader Praful Patel meets Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel during his indefinite hunger strike for reservation, in Ahmedabad.

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Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav (L) hugs Patidar leader Hardik Patel as both arrive to meet Congress senior leader Aziz Qureshi, in Bhopal.

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PASS convener activist Hardik Patel visits Lord Jagannath temple, a day before the annual chariot procession (Rath Yatra), in Ahmedabad.

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PAAS convener Hardik Patel participates in 'Shahid Yatra' with his supporters in Surat.

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PAAS convener Hardik Patel addresses people during protest against Rape of 8yr old girl in Kathua of Jammu-Kashmir, 11 yr old girl in Unnao of Uttar Pradesh and also in Surat and demanding to hang rapists, in Ahmedabad.

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Patidar community leader and National President of Patel Nav Nirman Sena Hardik Patel along with community members during a rally to pay tributes to Chhtrapati Shivaji on his 388th birth anniversary in Bhopal.

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Patidar community leader Hardik Patel meets West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee at Nabanna (State Secretariat) in Kolkata.

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Patidar community leader Hardik Patel waves at supporters during a road show for the second phase of state assembly elections, in Ahmedabad.

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Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti convenor Hardik Patel meeting with his supporters during "Jankranti Maharally" in Surat.

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Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti convenor Hardik Patel meeting with his supporters during "Jankranti Maharally" in Surat.

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Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel with Dinesh Bhambaniya (L) addresses a press conference in Ahmedabad.

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Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel with Dinesh Bhambaniya during a press conference in Ahmedabad.

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PAAS (Patidar Anamat Aandolan Samiti) Convener Hardik Patel interact with Patidar community people during interaction programme in Ahmedabad.

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PAAS convener Hardik Patel as he arrives at a court, in Surat.

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PAAS convener Hardik Patel meets his supporters at Bhavnagar district of Gujarat.

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Convenor of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti, Hardik Patel, holds a sit-in outside Umiyadham campus with his associates, after they were denied entry into the campus, in Ahmedabad.

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Patidar quota agitation spearhead Hardik Patel and president of Sardar Patel Group (SPG) Lalji Patel (R) at an 'Ekta Havan' in Surat.

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Patidar community leader Hardik patil addresses media after being arrested by the police at Nayagoan near Rajasthan-Madhya Pradesh border on his way to Mandsaur.

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Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convener Hardik Patel talking to press at DCB police office, in Surat.

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Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convener Hardik Patel with 51 other members getting his head tonsured in protest against Gujarat Government, in Bhavnagar.

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