Articles about Hardik Patel
08 Jun 2020
Gujarat: After three resignations, Congress MLAs shifted to resorts
Over concerns that more MLAs will ditch the party before crucial Rajya Sabha elections of June 19, the Congress party in Gujarat shifted most of its legislators to different resorts.
19 Apr 2019
Man slaps 'Hitler' Hardik Patel at rally, explains his act
In an unprecedented incident, a man slapped Congress leader Hardik Patel at a rally in Sundernagar in Gujarat, on Friday.
06 Apr 2019
Reel PM Modi, Vivek Oberoi, named BJP's star-campaigner in Gujarat
The list of Bharatiya Janata Party's star-campaigners in Gujarat started with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ended with actor Vivek Oberoi.
29 Mar 2019
Hardik Patel, convicted in 2015 case, won't contest polls
Patidar leader Hardik Patel, who recently joined Congress, won't contest upcoming polls since a Gujarat High Court rejected his plea seeking a stay on his conviction.
12 Mar 2019
At mega rally of Congress, Priyanka Gandhi makes miss-and-blink appearance
Weeks after her formal entry into politics was announced, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra addressed a large crowd at Gandhinagar in Gujarat for the first time.
12 Mar 2019
Hardik Patel joins Congress in Rahul Gandhi's presence
Hardik Patel, the firebrand leader who led the Patidar agitation, joined Congress on Tuesday in the presence of party president Rahul Gandhi.
12 Mar 2019
In PM Modi's state, Rahul, Sonia, Priyanka discuss general elections
On Tuesday, the three Gandhis- Sonia, Rahul, and Priyanka, went to Gujarat the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to chalk out the strategy of upcoming general elections which will start from April 11.
27 Jan 2019
Gujarat: Hardik Patel gets married to childhood friend Kinjal Parikh
Hardik Patel, the Patidar leader from Gujarat, tied the knot with his childhood friend Kinjal Parikh on Sunday, January 27.
19 Jan 2019
Thieves, publicity PM and more: What opposition leaders said today
On Saturday, opposition leaders savagely attacked NDA at Centre and primarily Prime Minister Narendra Modi over a number of issues.
12 Sep 2018
Gujarat: BJP youth leader calls Rahul Gandhi 'mentally ill'
Abhijat Mishra, the National General Secretary of Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), likened Congress President Rahul Gandhi to a 'spoiled brat' and 'mentally ill child'.
03 Sep 2018
Hardik Patel's will: Parents, protesters and 'gaushala' named as inheritors
Patidar leader Hardik Patel, whose hunger strike entered ninth day on Sunday, said he has prepared his will, anticipating he would die early.
25 Aug 2018
Gujarat: Hardik Patel begins indefinite fast for Patidar quota
Patidar leader Hardik Patel began an indefinite fast at his sprawling farmhouse in Gujarat's Ahmedabad today to press for quota for the community after the Gujarat government refused permission for various protest venues he had sought.
12 Aug 2018
'Faceless' Congress will be wiped out of MP: BJP leader
The Congress is a "faceless, senseless and baseless" party that has no public leader and will be wiped out of Madhya Pradesh in the upcoming Assembly polls, former BJP state president Prabhat Jha said.
28 Jul 2018
Sena wants Munde to become Maharashtra-CM to clear Maratha-quota file
Taking a dig at Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, the Shiv Sena today said that his cabinet colleague Pankaja Munde should be made the CM for at least an hour to clear the Maratha reservation file.
25 Jul 2018
2015 riots: Hardik Patel sentenced to 2 years in prison
Hardik Patel was sentenced to two years in prison by a Gujarat court in connection to the 2015 riots during the Patel quota movement.
07 Jul 2018
Gujarat: Hardik, Alpesh, Jignesh booked for raid at woman's house
Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel and Gujarat MLAs Alpesh Thakor and Jignesh Mevani were booked on charges of trespassing after allegedly leading a "raid" at a house where they claimed liquor was illegally stored.
14 Jun 2018
Hardik claims Gujarat-CM Rupani resigned; CM rubbishes it as 'lies'
Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel today stirred a controversy by making a claim about the resignation of Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani, who rubbished it as "lies" and "false rumors".
11 Jun 2018
Hardik Patel: Sunny Leone deserves as much respect as Sridevi-Madhuri
In a rather quirky statement, Patidaar leader Hardik Patel has said that in order to change for the better, the country needs to respect Sunny Leone as much as it does other mainstream Bollywood heroines.
07 Jun 2018
Unidentified people throw eggs, slippers at Hardik Patel's car
Unidentified persons allegedly threw eggs and slippers at the car of Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur today.
10 Feb 2018
Mamata Banerjee to Hardik Patel: Join Trinamool Congress
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee recently met Hardik Patel, Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti's convener, at the State Secretariat and urged him to join Trinamool Congress.
22 Dec 2017
Karnataka: Can the Lingayat movement be compared with Patidar agitation?
After the Gujarat battle, focus has now shifted to the Karnataka Assembly elections to be held in early 2018. This is Congress's largest remaining bastion.
20 Dec 2017
Mevani: Modi has become old, should go to Himalayas!
The day after BJP returned to power in Gujarat, Congress-backed "three musketeers" OBC leader Alpesh Thakor, Patidar agitator Hardik Patel and Dalit activist Jignesh Mevani suggested that PM Modi should quit politics.
18 Dec 2017
#IndiaDecidesOn18th: Hardik-Jignesh-Alpesh trio saves the day for Congress!
Congress's alliance with the trio of Patidar quota leader Hardik Patel, Dalit activist Jignesh Mevani and OBC activist Alpesh Thakor allowed it to give BJP a tough fight.
18 Dec 2017
BJP vs. Congress: Top 8 Gujarat Assembly Election controversies
With BJP leading in the Gujarat Assembly Elections, it looks like the party is heading for a victory in the state for the sixth consecutive time.
18 Dec 2017
#IndiaDecidesOn18th: Incumbent Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani wins Rajkot (West)
Leading from front, incumbent CM Vijay Rupani won Rajkot (west) by around 25,000 votes. Though he was initially trailing against Congress's Indranil Rajguru, he made an impressive comeback.
18 Dec 2017
#IndiaDecidesOn18th: In Gujarat, trends show BJP leading in 98 seats
For Gujarat assembly elections, counting of votes began at 8am.
17 Dec 2017
#IndiaDecidesOn18: Gujarat elections- Five key battles to watch out for
It's a prestige battle for the BJP as it attempts to retain control of Gujarat, PM Narendra Modi's home state, in the assembly elections.
14 Dec 2017
Gujarat Phase II: 2.23cr voters in 93 constituencies cast ballot
About 2.3cr voters across 93 constituencies in North and Central Gujarat are casting their ballot in the second phase of the Gujarat elections today.
11 Dec 2017
Gujarat Polls: Modi, Rahul Gandhi denied permission to hold roadshows
With the second phase of the Gujarat polls coming up, PM Narendra Modi and Congress VP Rahul Gandhi have hit the campaign trail with a vengeance.
07 Dec 2017
Gujarat polls: Hardik Patel sex-CDs Part III go viral
Apart from Hardik's capacity to draw massive crowd at rallies, his purported sex-CDs continue to provide him sensational coverage.
04 Dec 2017
Gujarat Elections: Congress manifesto promises relief to farmers; Patidar quotas
Congress released its manifesto for the upcoming Gujarat elections. The 182-member Assembly will go to polls on December 9 and 14. Ashok Gehlot and Bharatsinh Vaghela released it in Ahmedabad.
29 Nov 2017
PM Modi: Congress gave hand-pump model, BJP delivered Narmada model
Ahead of the upcoming Gujarat elections, PM Narendra Modi will address four rallies. He began with an election rally in Morbi. These will be followed by rallies in Prachi (Somnath), Palitana (Bhavnagar) and Navsari (south Gujarat).
22 Nov 2017
Gujarat elections: After weeks of drama, Hardik Patel backs Congress
After weeks of dilly-dallying over seat distribution and quota negotiations, Patidar leader Hardik Patel has announced his tie-up with Congress for the upcoming Gujarat elections.
21 Nov 2017
Gujarat Elections: Why is Congress adhering to Hardik Patel's demands?
Hardik Patel and Congress have been involved in some hard-nosed negotiations for the upcoming Gujarat elections.
20 Nov 2017
Gujarat elections: Congress-Patidars agree on quotas, clash over seat-sharing
In a dramatic turn of events, after weeks of uncertainty, Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) and Congress reached an agreement on quotas but disagreed on seat-sharing.
19 Nov 2017
Gujarat elections: Protests and resignations after BJP releases candidates' list
All is not well for the BJP in Gujarat. The release of its first list of candidates with 70 names has triggered protests, with senior leaders expressing their dissatisfaction.
19 Nov 2017
Hardik gives Congress 24 hours to decide on reservation, seats
After initially expressing satisfaction with the options set forth by the Congress, Patidar quota leader Hardik Patel has now retracted his stand.
17 Nov 2017
Gujarat elections: BJP releases first list of candidates
BJP has released its first list of 70 candidates for the Gujarat elections. The polls to the 182-member Legislative Assembly will be held in two phases - December 9 and 14.
17 Nov 2017
Maker of Hardik Patel's sex CDs was his own associate!
Hardik Patel's sex CDs that have Gujarat in a tizzy ahead of the elections were allegedly prepared by Surat resident, Vipul Mendarpara.
16 Nov 2017
Hardik Patel says BJP would trap him in sexual-harassment case
Patidar leader Hardik Patel has now claimed that some IAS/IPS officers threatened him to end the quota agitation or else, to malign his image, his sex-CDs would be released.