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Not at least in next 25 years…: Hardik Patel has a message for new Gujarat CM 

Hardik Patel said the BJP got its last Gujarat CM in Bhupendra Patel, because for at least the next 25 years, the state’s voters have decided to keep the anti-poor and anti-youth party away from power.
Newly elected Gujarat chief minister Bhupendra Patel shows victory sign in presence of his predecessor Vijay Rupani at the BJP headquarters in Gandhinagar on Sunday.(ANI)
Newly elected Gujarat chief minister Bhupendra Patel shows victory sign in presence of his predecessor Vijay Rupani at the BJP headquarters in Gandhinagar on Sunday.(ANI)
Published on Sep 12, 2021 09:50 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

Gujarat Congress leader Hardik Patel denies reports on joining AAP

“Shocked to hear the news of me joining the Aam Aadmi Party and becoming their face in the coming assembly elections in various media platforms. These reports are baseless and fake and have been planted by BJP," Patel tweeted.
Congress leader Hardik Patelexpressed confidence that the people of the state would elect the Congress with full majority in the upcoming election.(PTI File Photo)
Congress leader Hardik Patelexpressed confidence that the people of the state would elect the Congress with full majority in the upcoming election.(PTI File Photo)
Published on Jun 14, 2021 11:27 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Gujarat Congress did not seek my opinion regarding local body polls: Patel

  • He, however, also dismissed speculation about leaving the Congress in the future and said he would remain in the party and carry out whatever responsibility he is given.
Patel also raised questions over the understanding of the party's central leadership of Gujarat and said the Congress has failed to struggle as an opposition in the state.(PTI Photo)
Patel also raised questions over the understanding of the party's central leadership of Gujarat and said the Congress has failed to struggle as an opposition in the state.(PTI Photo)
Published on Mar 07, 2021 11:33 PM IST
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PTI | , Ahmedabad

Hardik appointed Gujarat Cong working president

The move is aimed at injecting some fresh blood into the Gujarat Congress that has been out of power for three decades in the state, and which recently saw a wave of defections.
With no political background, Patel was able to mobilise crowds that challenged then chief minister Anandiben Patel’s rule.
With no political background, Patel was able to mobilise crowds that challenged then chief minister Anandiben Patel’s rule.
Updated on Jul 12, 2020 12:14 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sunetra Choudhury, New Delhi

‘Didn’t act for 5 years, can wait 7 days’: Hardik Patel gets relief from SC

The court also issued a notice to Gujarat government and asked why nothing was done in the case in the last five years.
Hardik Patel had led a Patidar agitation in 2015 in Gujarat and was booked for leading a march without permission.(ANI File Photo)
Hardik Patel had led a Patidar agitation in 2015 in Gujarat and was booked for leading a march without permission.(ANI File Photo)
Updated on Feb 28, 2020 04:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Murali Krishnan

Hardik Patel missing for last 20 days, alleges Patidar leader’s wife Kinjal Patel

Though the whereabouts of Hardik Patel are yet to be traced, he had last congratulated Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal upon his victory in the Assembly elections, through a message from his verified handle on Twitter on February 11.
Kinjal Patel, in a video message, said she has no information about Hardik Patel’s whereabouts(ANI FILE)
Kinjal Patel, in a video message, said she has no information about Hardik Patel’s whereabouts(ANI FILE)
Updated on Feb 14, 2020 10:00 AM IST
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Ahmedabad (Gujarat) | By Asian News International

Hardik Patel untraceable since January 18, police asks me about his whereabouts, claims wife

Patel, who is facing sedition cases related to the 2015 Patidar quota agitation, was arrested on January 18 this year after a court here issued a non-bailable warrant for not being present during hearing.
Patidar leader Hardik Patel was granted bail four days later but was again picked up in connection with two other cases(PTI)
Patidar leader Hardik Patel was granted bail four days later but was again picked up in connection with two other cases(PTI)
Updated on Feb 10, 2020 11:05 PM IST
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Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India

Priyanka Gandhi mounts attack on BJP after Hardik Patel arrested in Gujarat

Hardik Patel was booked by the Crime Branch in 2015 under sedition charges over his provocative remarks where he allegedly asked his supporters to kill the policemen rather than committing suicide for the cause of reservation.
Hardik Patel, who had joined the Congress ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, has been sent to judicial custody till January 24. (Photo @HardikPatel_)
Hardik Patel, who had joined the Congress ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, has been sent to judicial custody till January 24. (Photo @HardikPatel_)
Updated on Jan 19, 2020 12:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Hardik Patel arrested for evading sedition case trial

Patel had been previously arrested in connection with a sedition case filed by the local Crime Branch after violence broke out during a rally by the Patel community in Ahmedabad on August 25, 2015.
Congress leader Hardik Patel was arrested on Saturday night from Viramgam taluka in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad district(PTI)
Congress leader Hardik Patel was arrested on Saturday night from Viramgam taluka in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad district(PTI)
Published on Jan 19, 2020 03:53 AM IST
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Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India

‘What is he? Gujarat’s Hitler’: Man who attacked Cong’s Hardik Patel

Hardik Patel had spearheaded the Patel agitation in 2015 demanding that government scrap quotas for Muslims, Scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) or reclassify Patels to OBCs, guaranteeing them a share of government jobs and school places.
‘What is he? Gujarat’s Hitler’: Man who attacked Cong’s Hardik Patel(ANI/Twitter)
‘What is he? Gujarat’s Hitler’: Man who attacked Cong’s Hardik Patel(ANI/Twitter)
Updated on Apr 19, 2019 03:46 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Congress leader Hardik Patel slapped at an election rally in Gujarat’s Surendranagar

Video footage show the 25-year-old Patidar leader addressing a rally when a man walks up to him and slaps him. The attacker, who has not been identified yet, was later detained.
Congress leader Hardik Patel slapped at an election rally in Gujarat’s Surendranagar(PTI)
Congress leader Hardik Patel slapped at an election rally in Gujarat’s Surendranagar(PTI)
Updated on May 04, 2020 02:55 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

‘Playing politics on bodies’: Farmer refuses to let Hardik Patel’s chopper land on his farm

Congress leader Hardik Patel’s helicopter ride to Lunawada to address an election rally got into trouble after a farmer, Vinay Patel, went back on his permission to allow the chopper to land on his private field, the official said.
Hardik Patel, who led the Patidar reservation stir in Gujarat since 2015 and joined the Congress last month, has emerged as a star campaigner for the opposition party, criss- crossing the state in a helicopter to address poll rallies.(PTI file photo)
Hardik Patel, who led the Patidar reservation stir in Gujarat since 2015 and joined the Congress last month, has emerged as a star campaigner for the opposition party, criss- crossing the state in a helicopter to address poll rallies.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Apr 19, 2019 12:13 PM IST
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Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India

Ravindra Jadeja’s father, sister join Congress

Jadeja’s father, Anirudhsinh, and sister, Nainaba, joined the Congress at an election rally in Kalavad city of Jamnagar district. Jadeja hails from Jamnagar and the Congress candidate for Jamnagar Lok Sabha seat, Mulu Kandoriya, was also present.
The Chennai Super Kings all-rounder’s wife, Rivaba, had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on March 3.(PTI)
The Chennai Super Kings all-rounder’s wife, Rivaba, had joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on March 3.(PTI)
Published on Apr 14, 2019 04:50 PM IST
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Why didn’t you vote for me?, Gujarat minister asks women telling him about water woes

After the video, shot on mobile camera, went viral, the minister said the question came from “uneducated women” and had been prompted by local politics.
Campaigning for the BJP candidate at Kanesara village, Bavaliya faced a group of angry villagers, most of them women, who complained that only half the village gets drinking water.(Twitter/ Kunvarji Bavaliya)
Campaigning for the BJP candidate at Kanesara village, Bavaliya faced a group of angry villagers, most of them women, who complained that only half the village gets drinking water.(Twitter/ Kunvarji Bavaliya)
Updated on Apr 14, 2019 09:24 AM IST
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Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Sanjay Nirupam teams up with Urmila Matondkar, Hardik Patel to woo Mumbai youth

Congress candidate for Mumbai’s North West constituency Sanjay Nirupam has teamed up with Patidar leader Hardik Patel and actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar to woo the young voters in his constituency on Sunday.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Congress candidate for Mumbai’s North West constituency Sanjay Nirupam has teamed up with Patidar leader Hardik Patel and actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar to woo the young voters in his constituency on Sunday.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 08, 2019 08:44 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By HT Correspondent

The use and misuse of a colonial-era law

Law-enforcement agencies and the government say the provision is necessary to fight terrorism and forces working against the country; activists argue that the law is outdated and often misused.
Kanhaiya Kumar, former president of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union who was arrested on sedition charges, addresses students after his release in New Delhi on March 3, 2016.(HT File)
Kanhaiya Kumar, former president of Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union who was arrested on sedition charges, addresses students after his release in New Delhi on March 3, 2016.(HT File)
Published on Apr 07, 2019 06:46 AM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Setback for Hardik, SC declines urgent hearing on his plea

Hardik Patel, who joined the Congress on March 12, cannot contest the elections as long his conviction is not stayed.
Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convener Hardik Patel during a press meet at his house in Ahmedabad .(PTI Photo)
Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convener Hardik Patel during a press meet at his house in Ahmedabad .(PTI Photo)
Published on Apr 03, 2019 12:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

‘What is the urgency?’ Supreme Court declines urgent hearing on Hardik Patel’s plea

The Supreme Court told the counsel appearing for Hardik Patel that there was no urgency in hearing the matter as the high court order was passed in August last year.
Hardik Patel moved the top court after his plea for stay was rejected by Gujarat High Court last week(PTI)
Hardik Patel moved the top court after his plea for stay was rejected by Gujarat High Court last week(PTI)
Updated on Apr 02, 2019 12:00 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: In home base Gujarat, BJP looks to retain dominance

Saffron party aims to play on Gujarati sentiment while Congress looks to build on its assembly poll performance
Updated on Apr 02, 2019 07:40 AM IST
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Hardik Patel moves SC for stay on conviction as Lok Sabha poll deadline looms

Advocate Dharmesh Devani, who was representing the state government, said the high court accepted the fact that Patel had been a “lawbreaker” and so cannot contest an election.
Hardik Patel moved the top court after his plea for stay was rejected by Gujarat High Court last week. He was awarded a two-year prison sentence by a Visnagar court in July 2018 for leading a mob that ransacked local MLA Rishikesh Patel’s office in July 2015.
Hardik Patel moved the top court after his plea for stay was rejected by Gujarat High Court last week. He was awarded a two-year prison sentence by a Visnagar court in July 2018 for leading a mob that ransacked local MLA Rishikesh Patel’s office in July 2015.
Updated on Apr 01, 2019 05:01 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha election 2019: Hardik Patel may not contest as court refuses to stay conviction order

The 25-year-old, who earlier this month joined the Congress, has a few more days to move to the Supreme Court. April 4 is the last date for filing of nominations for the polls in Gujarat, to be held in the second phase of elections.
Hardik Patel was awarded two years sentence by a Visnagar court for leading a mob that ransacked local MLA Rishikesh Patel’s office in July 2015.(PTI)
Hardik Patel was awarded two years sentence by a Visnagar court for leading a mob that ransacked local MLA Rishikesh Patel’s office in July 2015.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 29, 2019 11:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | By Hiral Dave

Cricketer Ravindra Jadeja’s wife Rivaba eyes BJP ticket from Gujarat’s Jamnagar in Lok Sabha elections

Rivaba Jadeja, wife of cricketer Ravindra Jadeja, is seeking a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket from Gujarat’s Jamnagar seat, from where the Congress is likely to field Patidar agitation leader Hardik Patel.
Rivaba Jadeja, wife of cricketer Ravindra Jadeja, is seeking a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket from Gujarat’s Jamnagar seat, from where the Congress is likely to field Patidar agitation leader Hardik Patel.(PTI)
Rivaba Jadeja, wife of cricketer Ravindra Jadeja, is seeking a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket from Gujarat’s Jamnagar seat, from where the Congress is likely to field Patidar agitation leader Hardik Patel.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 19, 2019 10:12 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jamnagar | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha polls 2019 | ‘Quota no longer priority’: 18-year-old Patidar doesn’t want reservation, but an IT job

Rutvik Patel was only 14 years old in 2015 when his community’s agitations for government quotas in higher education and jobs blazed through Gujarat. Hundreds of thousands of young Patidars poured into the streets from Surat to Ahmedabad. They burnt police stations, attacked the houses of state ministers, and wrecked public property.
Members of the Patidar community protest for leader Hardik Patel’s release from jail in Surat in April 2016.(PTI File Photo)
Members of the Patidar community protest for leader Hardik Patel’s release from jail in Surat in April 2016.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Mar 18, 2019 09:16 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Snigdha Poonam

Adulation, jail, criticism: At 25, Hardik Patel has seen it all

Three years after he made the whole nation take note of him by leading the Patidar youths’ agitation for quota in education and jobs, Hardik Patel now needs to walk the tight rope in carving out his path to Delhi.
Three years after he made the whole nation take note of him by leading the Patidar youths’ agitation for quota in education and jobs, Hardik Patel now needs to walk the tight rope in carving out his path to Delhi.(Siddhraj Solanki/HT)
Three years after he made the whole nation take note of him by leading the Patidar youths’ agitation for quota in education and jobs, Hardik Patel now needs to walk the tight rope in carving out his path to Delhi.(Siddhraj Solanki/HT)
Updated on Mar 12, 2019 06:56 PM IST
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Ahmedabad | By Hiral Dave

Hardik Patel, Gujarat’s Patidar leader, joins Congress ahead of Lok Sabha elections 2019

Rahul Gandhi and other top leaders are in Gujarat for a meeting of its working committee.
Hardik Patel has indicated that he wants to contest the Lok Sabha election 2019 from the Jamnagar seat.(ANI)
Hardik Patel has indicated that he wants to contest the Lok Sabha election 2019 from the Jamnagar seat.(ANI)
Updated on Mar 12, 2019 05:35 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent

Hardik Patel set to join Congress on March 12

Patel has earlier indicated that he wanted to contest Lok Sabha polls from Jamnagar seat.
Patidar leader Hardik Patel addresses during a seminar on ‘Youth, Politics and corruption ’ at the North-East Graduate Congress-2019, organized by University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) in Ri Bhoi district on February 16.(PTI File Photo)
Patidar leader Hardik Patel addresses during a seminar on ‘Youth, Politics and corruption ’ at the North-East Graduate Congress-2019, organized by University of Science and Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) in Ri Bhoi district on February 16.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Mar 12, 2019 05:51 PM IST
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Ahmedabad | By Press Trust of India

Hardik Patel may join Congress in Guj, Alpesh Thakor could defect to BJP

While Patidar leader Hardik Patel has decided to join the Congress ahead of the March 12 Congress Working Committee meeting in Ahmedabad, party MLA and Other Backward Class (OBC) leader Alpesh Thakor may defect to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
While Patidar leader Hardik Patel has decided to join the Congress ahead of the March 12 Congress Working Committee meeting in Ahmedabad, party MLA and Other Backward Class (OBC) leader Alpesh Thakor may defect to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).(PTI)
While Patidar leader Hardik Patel has decided to join the Congress ahead of the March 12 Congress Working Committee meeting in Ahmedabad, party MLA and Other Backward Class (OBC) leader Alpesh Thakor may defect to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).(PTI)
Published on Mar 08, 2019 12:24 AM IST
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Hardik Patel to join Congress this month: Sources

Hardik Patel, who led the Patidar stir for reservation in government jobs and education in Gujarat, is likely to join the Congress sometime in March, sources said.
Patidar reservation agitation leader of Gujarat Hardik Patel during interaction with media in Lucknow.(ANI)
Patidar reservation agitation leader of Gujarat Hardik Patel during interaction with media in Lucknow.(ANI)
Updated on Mar 07, 2019 05:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | By Hiral Dave

Ahead of big Cong meet in Gujarat on March 12, buzz around Hardik Patel’s next move

While 25-year-old leader has not said anything on the swirling speculation, president of the Congress’ state unit Amit Chavda’s statement on Wednesday that they will contest on all 26 seats, further fuelled the fire.
Hardik Patel’s joining will coincide with the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting in Ahmedabad, following which top party leaders will address a public rally there.(AP)
Hardik Patel’s joining will coincide with the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting in Ahmedabad, following which top party leaders will address a public rally there.(AP)
Updated on Mar 07, 2019 02:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ahmedabad | By HT Correspondent

Hardik Patel to contest Lok Sabha polls, Lucknow announcement stirs up Gujarat

Patel is likely to contest the elections from Amreli in Gujarat. The Congress may support him by not fielding a candidate against him.
Hardik Patel, Convenor of Patidar Andolan Samiti, has said that he will contest the Lok Sabha elections this year.(AP Photo)
Hardik Patel, Convenor of Patidar Andolan Samiti, has said that he will contest the Lok Sabha elections this year.(AP Photo)
Updated on Feb 06, 2019 07:05 PM IST
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