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EWS Verdict: Gujarat Politicians, Patidar Quota Campaigners Welcome Supreme Court Verdict

The Congress, BJP, and AAP have welcomed the Supreme Court's verdict upholding the constitutionality of the EWS reservation.

07 November 2022

Hardik Patel Can't Contest Elections As Gujarat HC Refuses To Stay His Conviction In Rioting Case

In July 2018, the Mehsana court had convicted him in the rioting and arson case in Visnagar town during the Patel agitation in 2015.


Gujarat Patidar Leader Hardik Patel Joins Congress

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.


Patidar Leader Hardik Patel Appointed Working President Of Gujarat Congress

Patel joined the Congress back in 2019, but did not contest the Lok Sabha election that year due to his conviction in a case.

11 July 2020

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Measuring The Mood Of Gujarat Voters

Nationalism reigns over much of Modi’s home state, giving BJP a post-Pulwama glow. But there are sullen sections of society that stand aloof.


Happy With 10% Quota, But Will Continue To Fight BJP: Hardik Patel

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".

06 February 2019

Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakor, Jignesh Mevani: Three (Ex-) Musketeers?

Three young activists—Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakor and Jignesh Mevani—had grabbed a fair bit of spotlight before, during and after the Gujarat assembly polls over a year ago.

09 December 2019

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BJP Deploys Old Tactics To Stop Hardik Patel’s Hunger Strike

Hardik Patel's deteriorating health prompted the politicians on his side to ask him to give up his fast and preserve his health “for the larger cause of farmers and for the bigger fight that lay ahead.”

14 September 2018

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13 September 2018
Hardik Patel 2.0: ‘A Fight On The Lines Of JP, Lohia Against Modi, Amit Shah’

Hardik Patel 2.0: ‘A Fight On The Lines Of JP, Lohia Against Modi, Amit Shah’

The 25-year-old Patidar leader has done something that was unthinkable in Gujarat’s politics and society.


09 September 2018
Hardik Patel Discharged From Hospital, Continues Fast At His Residence

Hardik Patel Discharged From Hospital, Continues Fast At His Residence

Hardik launched his indefinite fast on August 25 for reservation in government jobs and education for Patidars and loan waiver for farmers.


07 September 2018
Fasting Hardik Patel In Hospital, Govt Ignores Patidar Leader

Fasting Hardik Patel In Hospital, Govt Ignores Patidar Leader

He has been demanding reservations for his community, debt waiver to farmers and release of his associate Alpesh Kathiria, who is in jail on sedition charges.


04 September 2018
Gujarat Government Faces The Heat As Hardik Patel's Fast Enters 11th Day

Gujarat Government Faces The Heat As Hardik Patel's Fast Enters 11th Day

On Sunday, an angry Hardik sent back a government medical team in protest against the police lathicharge on his supporters who came calling during the day.


13 August 2018
Gujarat’s Big Idea To Counter New Hardik Patel Juggernaut

Gujarat’s Big Idea To Counter New Hardik Patel Juggernaut

The Vijay Rupani government has announced as many as eight schemes to provide financial assistance in jobs and education to economically backward classes.


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25 July 2018
Hardik Patel Granted Bail In 2015 Visnagar Rioting Case

Hardik Patel Granted Bail In 2015 Visnagar Rioting Case

Hardik and 16 others are accused of being part of a group which vandalised BJP legislator Rushikesh Patel’s office in Visnagar during 2015 Patidar protests.



24 February 2018
I Like Rahul Gandhi, But He Is Not My Leader, Says Hardik Patel

I Like Rahul Gandhi, But He Is Not My Leader, Says Hardik Patel

During an interactive session organised by a television channel, Patel went on to add that Rahul Gandhi's sister Priyanka Gandhi should join active politics.


30 December 2017
If You Wish To Quit BJP, I Will Speak To Congress To Give You A Deserving Post: Hardik Patel Tells Gujarat Deputy CM

If You Wish To Quit BJP, I Will Speak To Congress To Give You A Deserving Post: Hardik Patel Tells Gujarat Deputy CM

Hardik Patel said a "veteran politician" like Nitin Patel, was being "sidelined" and "not being given respect" by the BJP "despite working hard for 27 years".



03 December 2017
In Gujarat, The BJP Has Used Its Most Powerful Card, Prime Minister Modi

In Gujarat, The BJP Has Used Its Most Powerful Card, Prime Minister Modi

Both on the side of issues and organisation, my view is that the BJP is ahead, either because of its strength or the Congress’s weakness, or both.


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22 November 2017
Congress Has Agreed To Give Patidars Reservation If They Come To Power In Gujarat: Hardik Patel

Congress Has Agreed To Give Patidars Reservation If They Come To Power In Gujarat: Hardik Patel

"We are not openly extending support to Congress, but we will fight BJP. So directly or indirectly, there will be support to Congress."


22 November 2017
Won't Tell Who To Vote For, Both BJP And Congress Are Same: Hardik Patel

Won't Tell Who To Vote For, Both BJP And Congress Are Same: Hardik Patel

His remarks days after the Congress initially allotted two seats to PAAS members -- Amit Thummar and Lalit Vasoya -- as against 20 seats demanded by the outfit.


18 November 2017
Porn Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Porn Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Video clips are mere breach of privacy. If there is any taboo that must shake the nation’s consciousness awake, it’s the violence on the marginalised.


06 November 2017
Even A 100 Dogs Can't Compete With A Lion, Says Haryana Minister Anil Vij, Attacking Congress And Patidar Leaders

Even A 100 Dogs Can't Compete With A Lion, Says Haryana Minister Anil Vij, Attacking Congress And Patidar Leaders

"The 'Modi wave' continues in the country and the saffron party will form government again in that state,"


29 October 2017
Congress's Attempts At Caste Coalition In Gujarat Will Backfire, Says BJP

Congress's Attempts At Caste Coalition In Gujarat Will Backfire, Says BJP

Patidar leader Hardik Patel's warning to the Congress to commit itself to his community's quota demand by November 3 or face dire consequences, is being seen...


27 October 2017
Gujarat: PAAS Leader Narendra Patel Circulates Audio Clip To Back Bribe Charge Against BJP

Gujarat: PAAS Leader Narendra Patel Circulates Audio Clip To Back Bribe Charge Against BJP

While both the BJP and Varun Patel refuted the charges, Narendra Patel announced that he had the audio and video evidence which he would disclose at the right...


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