Hardik, who formally joined Congress last month, however, rarely referred to his quota agitation days, so much so that he even desisted from shouting “Jai Sardar” slogan until a young supporter requested him to do so.
Hardik was scheduled to address a public meeting in Lunawada and campaign for Congress candidate VK Khant on Thursday evening. On April 16, permission had been granted by the district magistrate to land the chopper at the helipad.
Addressing a rally at Asrana Chowkadi in Mahuva taluka of Bhavnagar district, the Congress president repeated his charge that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been “favouring a few industrialists by going out of way but does little for the poor”.
Poking holes in the claimed “Gujarat model of development”, Hardik reminded the nearly 500-people gathered for the rally, that a community (the Patidars) had to agitate in 2015 because there were no jobs.
Addressing an election meeting in Porbandar before Congress candidate Lalit Vasoya filed his nomination papers for Porbandar Lok Sabha seat, Hardik Patel said the attack by Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Congress is in essence an attack on the stalwarts who led the freedom struggle of the country.
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).
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.
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.