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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.

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.

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.

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.

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: What's behind BJP's diminished vote-share?

18 Dec 2017

#IndiaDecidesOn18th: What's behind BJP's diminished vote-share?

The BJP is all set to win Gujarat with a lead in about 99 seats (2pm).

#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 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 polls: Centre unveils Rs. 8,500cr export sops

07 Dec 2017

Gujarat polls: Centre unveils Rs. 8,500cr export sops

Ahead of Gujarat polls, Congress has mobilized its alliance with Patidars and Dalits, promised sops for farmers and enticed small traders who are upset about GST.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gujarat Elections: Congress to field eight candidates recommended by Hardik

16 Nov 2017

Gujarat Elections: Congress to field eight candidates recommended by Hardik

For upcoming Gujarat elections, Congress and Patidar leader Hardik Patel have finally landed on the same page.

Gujarat: Congress accepts 4 of 5 demands of Hardik's faction

31 Oct 2017

Gujarat: Congress accepts 4 of 5 demands of Hardik's faction

Gujarat Congress and Hardik Patel's Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) met to discuss the possibility of an alliance for the Assembly elections.

Hardik threatens Congress: Announce Patidar reservation plan or face consequences!

29 Oct 2017

Hardik threatens Congress: Announce Patidar reservation plan or face consequences!

As Congress woos Patidar leader Hardik Patel for the upcoming Gujarat elections, apparently he has decided to play hard to get.

Narendra Patel releases purported audio clip "proving" BJP's bribery

27 Oct 2017

Narendra Patel releases purported audio clip "proving" BJP's bribery

Patidar leader Narendra Patel, who accused BJP of trying to "buy" him, has circulated a purported telephonic conversation with BJP's Varun Patel.

Arrest warrant against Hardik Patel in vandalism case cancelled

26 Oct 2017

Arrest warrant against Hardik Patel in vandalism case cancelled

A day after issuing an arrest warrant against Hardik Patel in a vandalism case, the Visnagar sessions court has cancelled it.

Non-bailable warrant issued against Patidar leader Hardik Patel

25 Oct 2017

Non-bailable warrant issued against Patidar leader Hardik Patel

As Patidar leader Hardik Patel fights BJP for poaching his supporters and flirts with the Congress, his problems increased after a local court in Visanagar, Gujarat issued a non-bailable warrant against him and some other leaders of his party.

Patidar Narendra Patel: Was offered Rs. 1cr to join BJP

23 Oct 2017

Patidar Narendra Patel: Was offered Rs. 1cr to join BJP

Hours after Patidar leader Narendra Patel announced his decision to join BJP, in a late-night press conference, he changed his tunes and alleged that he was offered Rs. 1cr for switching to the BJP.