Hardik Patel

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Gujarat: After three resignations, Congress MLAs shifted to resorts

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.

Man slaps 'Hitler' Hardik Patel at rally, explains his act

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.

Reel PM Modi, Vivek Oberoi, named BJP's star-campaigner in Gujarat

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.

Hardik Patel, convicted in 2015 case, won't contest polls

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.

At mega rally of Congress, Priyanka Gandhi makes miss-and-blink appearance

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.

Hardik Patel joins Congress in Rahul Gandhi's presence

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.

In PM Modi's state, Rahul, Sonia, Priyanka discuss general elections

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.

Gujarat: Hardik Patel gets married to childhood friend Kinjal Parikh

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.

Thieves, publicity PM and more: What opposition leaders said today

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.

Gujarat: BJP youth leader calls Rahul Gandhi 'mentally ill'

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'.

Hardik Patel's will: Parents, protesters and 'gaushala' named as inheritors

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.

Gujarat: Hardik Patel begins indefinite fast for Patidar quota

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.

'Faceless' Congress will be wiped out of MP: BJP leader

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.

Sena wants Munde to become Maharashtra-CM to clear Maratha-quota file

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.

2015 riots: Hardik Patel sentenced to 2 years in prison

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.

Gujarat: Hardik, Alpesh, Jignesh booked for raid at woman's house

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.

Hardik claims Gujarat-CM Rupani resigned; CM rubbishes it as 'lies'

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".

Hardik Patel: Sunny Leone deserves as much respect as Sridevi-Madhuri

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.

Unidentified people throw eggs, slippers at Hardik Patel's car

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.

Mamata Banerjee to Hardik Patel: Join Trinamool Congress

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.

Karnataka: Can the Lingayat movement be compared with Patidar agitation?

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.

Mevani: Modi has become old, should go to Himalayas!

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.

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: Hardik-Jignesh-Alpesh trio saves the day for Congress!

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.

BJP vs. Congress: Top 8 Gujarat Assembly Election controversies

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.

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: Incumbent Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani wins Rajkot (West)

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.

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: In Gujarat, trends show BJP leading in 98 seats

18 Dec 2017

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: In Gujarat, trends show BJP leading in 98 seats

For Gujarat assembly elections, counting of votes began at 8am.

#IndiaDecidesOn18: Gujarat elections- Five key battles to watch out for

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.

Gujarat Phase II: 2.23cr voters in 93 constituencies cast ballot

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.

Gujarat Polls: Modi, Rahul Gandhi denied permission to hold roadshows

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.

Gujarat polls: Hardik Patel sex-CDs Part III go viral

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.

Gujarat Elections: Congress manifesto promises relief to farmers; Patidar quotas

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.

PM Modi: Congress gave hand-pump model, BJP delivered Narmada model

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).

Gujarat elections: After weeks of drama, Hardik Patel backs Congress

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.

Gujarat Elections: Why is Congress adhering to Hardik Patel's demands?

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.

Gujarat elections: Congress-Patidars agree on quotas, clash over seat-sharing

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.

Gujarat elections: Protests and resignations after BJP releases candidates' list

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.

Hardik gives Congress 24 hours to decide on reservation, seats

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.

Gujarat elections: BJP releases first list of candidates

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.

Maker of Hardik Patel's sex CDs was his own associate!

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.

Hardik Patel says BJP would trap him in sexual-harassment case

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.