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Hardik Patel


At 29, Hardik looks to regain salience as he scrambles to find feet in BJP

July 20, 2022 7:58 am

All eyes in Gujarat political circles are now on Hardik's prospects in his new stint with a section of state BJP leaders claiming that he will be sidelined in the party.

What Hardik Patel’s exit from Congress and entry into BJP says about Gujarat’s politics

June 30, 2022 8:37 am

Sharik Laliwala and Christophe Jaffrelot write: It is another symptom of the steady erosion of ideological cleavages as well as the hegemony of Hindu nationalism

Will help 10 Agniveers at a personal level, says Hardik; Meghwal, Paatil support scheme

June 21, 2022 4:22 am

Requesting top industrialists from the community to declare that they shall prioritise “these disciplined and skilled Agniveers” in their organisations, Hardik stated.

AAP Gujarat chief interview: ‘Why just Hardik? We want all fighters to join us …Their prerogative where they wish to go’

June 15, 2022 8:29 am

In an interview to The Indian Express, Gopal Italia alleges that the Congress and the BJP are ‘one team in Gujarat’. Hitting out at the Congress, he asks, ‘How can you stand up as an Opposition when you do backroom dealings with the BJP?’

Gujarat Confidential: Patidar Symbolism

June 06, 2022 3:38 am

The BJP is a party of symbolisms. One recent example was during the induction of Patidar youth leader Hardik Patel at the party's state headquarters Shree Kamalam last week.

Katheriya seeks apology from Hardik over 'anti-social elements' remarks

June 03, 2022 3:01 am

Speaking about the loss due to damage to public properties during the agitation, Hardik had said, "Have I gone there and set it (the public properties) on fire? Those antisocial elements who have done it, action is being taken against them. Cases have also been registered against them."

‘Soldier of Narendrabhai’: Hardik Patel formally joins BJP

June 03, 2022 2:03 am

At a programme on Thursday, Hardik, 28, talked up his family’s association with the BJP, saying the party was always his home.

Gujarat: Amid constant defections, Congress now intends to ‘expose’ turncoats

June 01, 2022 8:29 am

The BJP Gujarat spokesperson announced that Hardik Patel will be joining the BJP in presence of state president CR Paatil on June 2.

Demands yet unfulfilled, Hardik’s former comrades-in-arms keep close watch

June 01, 2022 7:52 am

Decision suicidal, says one aide; another says community will protest, 'against Hardik if needed', if demands are not met.

Speculation ends, Hardik Patel to join BJP tomorrow

June 01, 2022 2:52 am

Ending speculation over Hardik’s next move after he walked out of the Congress on May 18, Gujarat BJP media convenor Yagnesh Dave said, “Yes, he (Hardik) will join the BJP with his supporters at the party’s state headquarters Shree Kamalam. Party president C R Paatil will remain present on the occasion.”


Hardik Patel ties the knot in a simple ceremony at a temple in Gujarat

January 28, 2019 7:31 am

Patidar quota leader Hardik Patel got married to Kinjal Parikh on Sunday in a simple wedding ceremony at a temple in Digsar village of Gujarat's Surendranagar district

Patidar leader Hardik Patel defies police, organises massive roadshow in Ahmedabad

December 12, 2017 8:40 am

In the second phase of campaigning in poll-bound Gujarat, Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader, Hardik Patel on Monday took out a motorcycle rally in Ahmedabad.

Is Modi coming to spray pesticides in Saurashtra, if not campaign, asks Hardik Patel

November 14, 2017 9:02 pm

They are accusing Rahul Gandhi of doing politics in Gujarat. So why is Modi coming to Gujarat every now and then? Is he coming to spray pesticides in fields in Saurashtra

Hardik Patel meets Muslim community members in Godhra

October 22, 2017 4:57 pm

Addressing members of the Muslim community in Godhra, Patidar agitation leader Hardik Patel said that they have to fight together for better government in the country.

Patel quota stir turns violent; curfew imposed, internet services suspended

April 17, 2016 9:56 pm

Curfew was imposed in Gujarat’s Mehsana town after a massive rally of the Patel community demanding reservation and release of their jailed leaders on Sunday turned violent.

Patels' stir hits normal life in Gujarat

August 26, 2015 6:29 pm

Normal life was paralysed as schools,colleges, business establishments including banks and public transport remained closed in Gujarat in view of the bandh call given by Hardik Patel after his brief detention on Tuesday (August 26).


Sedition case: Hardik Patel produced in court

February 08, 2016 10:29 am

Ahmedabad, Feb 08 (ANI): Patel Quota protest leader Hardik Patel was produced before a metropolitan court in Ahmedabad on Monday in connection with the sedition case filed against him by the Ahmedabad Police. The supporters of Patel Quota agitation raised slogans in support of their leader outside the court.

Hardik Patel produced in court

January 21, 2016 7:53 am

Surat, Jan 21 (ANI): Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel was taken to the Surat district court early today. Hardik’s advocate Jaswant Wada said that Hardik had written a letter to the people stating the solution lies with the government and if the Patel community stood at a disadvantage, then he would continue the agitation against the Gujarat Government. Surat police had earlier submitted a 44-page chargesheet against Hardik in a case related to blockade of highway near Kamrej last year.