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  • Hardik Patel take fresh guard, new stir kicks off today

    Ahmedabad: After creating nationwide sensation with a rally last week, the Patel community has decided to launch a fresh round of agitation for reservation on Tuesday amid claims of support from various other sections of the society. Hardik Patel, who is leading the agitation that plunged Gujarat into violence last week, made the announcement on his return from Delhi.

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    Next round of agitation from Surat tomorrow: Hardik Patel

    Ahmedabad: The next round of agitation to press for the demand for reservation to Patel community under OBC quota will kick-start tomorrow from Surat, Hardik Patel, who is leading the stir that plunged Gujarat into violence said today. Hardik, convener of the Patidar Ananmat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), who arrived at the Ahmedabad Airport from Delhi here today claimed that the agitation for reservation has gained support of several communities and rallies would be

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    Hardik Patel is ‘neither Kejriwal’s supporter nor knows him’

    New Delhi: Hardik Patel, who is spearheading the Patidar quota stir in Gujarat, on Monday alleged that he is not a supporter of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. I’m neither Kejriwal’s supporter nor do I know him,” Patel told ANI. “Kejriwal’s blue print to bring about change in the nation was good, but he didn’t turn out to be good,” he added.

  • Hardik vows to make quota stir a national affair

    New Delhi :  Patel community leader Hardik Patel on Sunday announced his intention to join hands with other communities to launch a nationwide movement for reservation in education and jobs, while criticizing the current government policy.

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    Progress not by hubris alone

    A combination of three unrelated events — crash of the stocks markets under the impact of the Chinese fall, the massive agitation by the powerful Patels of Gujarat demanding reservations as other backward castes, and the continued failure of the central government to find a solution to the demand of the agitating army veterans for one rank, one pension — have once again driven home the lesson that you cannot rule a

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    Patel quota stir: Gujarat limps back to normalcy; curfew lifted

    Ahmedabad: Normalcy is gradually returning to Gujarat where authorities today lifted curfew from all affected parts of the state as no major incident of violence was reported for two days after the Patel quota agitation turned violent early this week.

  • Hardik Patel rules out negotiations

    “Our sole objective is the inclusion of Patel community in the OBC category. We will not relent till our demand is fulfilled. And we do not want reservation system to be abolished as it is being talked.” – Hardik Patel (more…)

  • Hardik is Gujarat’s hero, says Shiv Sena

    Mumbai  : The mass appeal of Hardik Patel in Gujarat “does not augur well for the BJP”, the Shiv Sena said on Friday, calling him “a hero” who had punctured claims that Gujarat was a peaceful state.

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    Now, Hardik’s threat to choke supplies to cities

    Gandhinagar : Peace returned to strife-torn Gujarat on Thursday but not before nine people had lost their lives in police firing. Nor is this the last that has been heard about the agitation:  a belligerent Patidar leader Hardik Patel has threatened to choke essential supplies to cities of Gujarat.

  • Centre worried over the turn of events in Gujarat

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed on the need for calm in Gujarat before anything else. The message was loud and clear during a stock taking session late on Wednesday evening. Senior ministers attended the meet. Sources said the top guns of the government agreed that the representatives of the BJP and the Gujarat government, particularly from the Patel community, should fan out in the length and breadth of the state to

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    Revisit reservation policy

    The first priority of the Gujarat administration has to be to restore order in the state, convulsed by the Patel agitation for reservations. The lawlessness following the arrest of the protest leader Hardik Patel on Tuesday, August 25, forced the police to fire in several places. Nine people were killed, including two policemen. Tension prevailed in some parts of the state, though Patel was released after a few hours. Even if the

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    Gujarat bubble has burst

    The Army was called in, paramilitary forces were rushed to the aid of the state government, curfew was declared, internet and mobile services suspended— no not in Jammu and Kashmir but Gujarat. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sufficiently unnerved to break his pall of silence and actually urge the people to restore peace.

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    Quota row: Hardik seeks Rs 35 lakh compensation for deceased

    Ahmedabad: Hardik Patel, leader of the Patel agitation for OBC quota in Gujarat, today demanded Rs 35 lakh as compensation to the relatives of each of his community members killed in widespread violence in the state. In an attempt to intensify the agitation in the state, Hardik also asked farmers of his community not to supply essential commodities like vegetables and milk to cities to support of their demand of reservation under OBC

  • 6 dead in Modi’s Gujarat

    Gandhinagar : The Army was called out and paramilitary forces rushed to violence-hit Gujarat as the agitating Patidar went on the rampage across the state with six people ending up in the morgue. Scores of others were hospitalized with injuries as the police opened fire and burst teargas shells to quell the defiant mobs.

  • Give us OBC status or forget Patel support, Hardik warns BJP

    The rise of 22-year-old Hardik Patel is simply astronomical. In just six months of their agitation, the Patel community of Gujarat has embraced him as their supreme leader. Soft-spoken Patel is always accessible for his comrades and has successfully maintained a close relation with media in the state so far. While interacting with Free Press Journal on August 25 and August 26, even though Gujarat has been facing its worst violence since

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    Patel agitation will intensify, police indulged in violence: Hardik Patel

    Ahmedabad: Patel community leader Hardik Patel today warned that the agitation for reservation will intensify in coming days even as he accused the police of trying to “derail” the stir at the behest of political establishment and indulging in violence. “Police are acting against us on the directions either from Central or state government,” the 22-year-old convener of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) said in an oblique reference to the BJP which is leading governments at Centre and Gujarat. However, the young

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    Patels flex political biceps

    Hardik Patel whisked away after he insists on CM Anandiben personally coming to the rally venue to accept their charter of demands, which includes OBC quota for his community .