Hardik catapulted to the political centre stage in 2015 when he spearheaded the Patidar reservation agitation in Gujarat, building the campaign in the run up the 2017 state Assembly elections.
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A bench of Justices S A Nazeer and Vikram Nath said this is a fit case for the high court to have stayed the conviction.
Patidar leader Patel, who launched a movement for reservation for his community in the state in 2015, had joined the Congress in 2017 ahead of the assembly polls.
Patna: Gujarat Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani on Wednesday said he and Hardik Patel will campaign for former JNU student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, who is contesting from the Begusarai Lok Sabha seat in Bihar. “Hardik Patel and I will campaign for Kanhaiya Kumar. Several people across the country will visit Begusarai[Read More…]
Ahmedabad: Less than a week after Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel joined the Congress party, hackers attacked the official website of the Gujarat Congress and uploaded his picture, which appears to be taken from his alleged sex video that surfaced during the 2017 Gujarat Assembly Elections. Gujarat Congress spokesperson[Read More…]
It has not confirmed that Hardik will fight the election from a political party or as an independent candidate.
The former Jawaharlal Nehru University students’ union president Kanhaiya Kumar appears to be on way to bring new blood and verve to the politics of not only his home State, or Bihar, but also to that of the rest of the country. The reason for this is that he for[Read More…]
The Gujarat Crime Branch on Sunday detained firebrand Patidar agitation spearhead Hardik Patel from his residence, hours before he could undertake a day token fast atop vehicles in Nikol industrial suburb. He was to hold the day-long dharna in protest against the government not giving him permission for his indefinite[Read More…]
The Shiv Sena on Saturday sought to embarrass its Bharatiya Janata Party ruling ally by suggesting that Pankaja Munde, a minister in the Maharashtra cabinet, be unanimously anointed as Chief Minister for an hour to clear the Maratha quotas file. The Sena’s advice came after Women and Child Welfare Minister[Read More…]
Hardik Patel has been sentenced two years of jail as Gujrat court has found him guilty of creating violence during the 2015 riots case linked to the Patel quota movement. He has been held guilty in the case of vandalizing the office of BJP legislator Rushikesh Patel in Visnagar three[Read More…]
Ahmedabad: With his ‘Y’ category security cover being withdrawn by the Union Home Affairs Ministry, Patel quota stir leader Hardik Patel on Thursday expressed apprehension of an attack on him or being jailed. “Let’s see whether this is a plan to kill me or send me to jail. I continue to[Read More…]
Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Thursday said the ruling BJP was set to lose the Gujarat assembly elections, and that the Congress was likely to get around 100 seats in the 182-member house. “Official files have already started disappearing from the state Secretariat,” he said while talking to journalists after[Read More…]
In a last-minute bid to address anti-incumbency, BJP is mulling the option of soft projection of its national president Amit Shah as the chief minister candidate in Gujarat. In a high powered meeting held at the party’s Gujarat war-room, it was widely felt that while the Modi-Shah duo attracts immense[Read More…]
Senior Congress leader Ashok Gehlot, who played a major role in social engineering by roping in Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakore and Jignesh Mewani on the side of Congress in Gujarat, wants Prime Minister Narendra Modi to attack the party and Rahul Gandhi even more so that it will “ensure a[Read More…]
Gandhinagar: Hardik Patel, the leader of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), on Saturday said the people of Gujarat want to see what the BJP has done in 23 years rather than the video of a 23-year-old youth. Hardik, who had earlier threatened to drop a “bomb” against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)[Read More…]
Amid efforts by Congress to seek the support of Patidar agitation leader, Hardik Patel ahead of Gujarat assembly elections, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi will visit the state on Wednesday and address a series of corner meetings in Bharuch and Surat districts. The visit comes two days after Hardik Patel[Read More…]
Rajkot: Firebrand Patidar leader Hardik Patel, who had given an ultimatum to the Congress to come clear on reservations for his community under the OBC category by November 3, on Monday said the party had agreed to explore constitutional solutions for the purpose while making firm promises on the community’s other[Read More…]
The already heated up political atmosphere in Gujarat got curiouser amid rumours that Congress vice president, Rahul Gandhi quietly met Patidar agitation spearhead, Hardik Patel, who has been maintaining that he would not join the opposition and his fight was against the ruling BJP. After local Gujarati TV channels splashed[Read More…]
The Congress on Monday demanded a court-monitored probe into allegations levelled by a Patidar leader from north Gujarat that he was offered Rs 1 crore to join the Bharatiya Janata Party in poll-bound Gujarat. Narendra Patel of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) led by Hardik Patel, claimed on Sunday[Read More…]
Just ahead of the Assembly polls in Gujarat, a video of BJP President Amit Shah along with chief minister, Vijay Rupani, BJP Gujarat President Jeetu Bhai Vaghani and Deputy CM and only Patel leader in the cabinet, Nitin Patel from Gujarat has surfaced and making noises. In the video, the[Read More…]
The Patidar community leaders seem to have rejected the olive branch extended by the state govt on Wednesday. “The decision by the state govt to withdraw political cases against us is a clear admission that these cases were fake and hurled at us just to weaken the movement. Withdrawing these[Read More…]
The overwhelming response received by Rahul Gandhi among the Patidars in Gujarat has got the state government re-think its strategy. Sources say that the Patidar movement leader Hardik Patel could meet Congress Vice President at Rajkot on Wednesday. Possibilities of an open alignment of Patidars with Congress has sent the[Read More…]
Patidar movement leader, Hardik Patel and his aide Dinesh Bambhania were arrested by the Gujarat Police in a case of alleged robbery and criminal intimidation. The Ahmedabad Crime Branch arrested Patel from the Baroda Express Highway in Anand district. Bambhania was picked up from Rajkot. The duo were taken into[Read More…]
Post Rahul Gandhi’s Gujarat visit, the congress party has decided to go full blast with the Patidar card in the Gujarat election. AICC Secretary and MLA from Amreli, Paresh Dhanani is all said to be elevated as the leader of the Congress legislative party in Gujarat. The position is currently[Read More…]
JDU and NCP are getting ready for an all guns blazing battle in Gujarat, sources tell Newsd that the JDU-NCP alliance will project former Union Minister Praful Patel as the CM candidate for the state. “We have indicated our willingness to Congress for a grand alliance in the state however[Read More…]