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  • Hardik Patel breaks his indefinite hunger strike after 19 days; no negotiation in sight

    Ahmedabad: Quota spearhead Hardik Patel ended his indefinite fast Wednesday after 19 days, even as there were no talks between him and the Gujarat government over the leader’s demands for reservation to Patidars and farm loan waiver. Hardik broke the fast by having lemonade from the hands of Patidar community leaders Naresh Patel and C K Patel. After ending his fast, the quota leader said, “The fight

  • Hardik Patel will give up water if government does not start talks: PAAS

    Ahmedabad: As Hardik Patel’s indefinite fast entered 12th day, the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) led by him announced Wednesday that he would stop taking water if the BJP government in Gujarat did not initiate talks with him in the next 24 hours.

  • Gujarat Elections 2017: The battle of prestige between BJP and Congress

    Gujarat Assembly elections have become the matter of prestige now for BJP and Congress both. While Rahul Gandhi is seen in a relatively new avatar, BJP leaders, who are trying to sound uber confident on camera, have to accept that this election is going to be tough. The Gujarat Assembly elections have turned from home ground into a battle ground, where PM Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah has lots at

  • How will Cong fulfil Patidar quota promise, asks Modi

    Lunawada (Guj)  : Questioning Congress’ assurance of reservation to Patidar community in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said it will either have to “snatch” the share of SCs, STs and OBCs or is making a “false promise” like it did on Muslim quota issue in several states.

  • Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017: Patidar quota 5 complications

    Ahmedabad, Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Wednesday announced his support to the Congress in the Gujarat Assembly election after it reached an understanding with him by promising job quotas to the agitating Patel community if it comes to power.

  • Gujarat Assembly Election 2017: Hardik Patel, Congress bite more than they can chew

    Gandhinagar: Hardik Patel, the convenor of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), on Wednesday accepted the Congress quota formula, leaving the BJP fulminating and two key Patidar stakeholders non-committal. The development came even as Congress rebel Shankersinh Vaghela released a list of 69 candidates.

  • Gujarat Assembly Election 2017: Congress releases list of 77 candidate; PAAS unhappy

    Ahmedabad, The Congress last night released its first list of 77 candidates in which sitting MLA Indranil Rajyaguru of Rajkot East seat has veen fielded to fight against BJP Chief Minister Vijay Rupani from Rajkot West seat. However, after the list was released, PAAS members expressed anger and started protesting in many parts of the state, claiming they were not given proper representation.

  • BJP made 52 sex CDs of Patidar leaders: PAAS

    Gandhinagar : Soon after the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) on Thursday charged the BJP with unleashing a calumny campaign against their leadership and hit back with a CD of their own urging supporters to wrench such elements from the roots and consign them to oblivion in the forthcoming elections, the Gujarat government moved to extend an olive branch to the agitating Patidars.

  • Shoe hurled at Union Minister

    Vallabhipur (Gujarat) : A Patidaar agitation activist hurled a shoe at Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya during a public function in this town in Gujarat’s Bhavnagar district on Sunday, police said.

  • Patel quota: Talks between PAAS, govt fail to break deadlock

    Gandhinagar : The opening round of talks between the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti(PAAS) and the Vijay Rupani government in Gujarat has ended in failure here on Thursday with the warring Patels threatening to reload their stir.

  • PAAS members create ruckus outside OBC panel office, held

    Gandhinagar : Over thirty Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) activists were detained as they gathered to submit a formal representation to the Gujarat OBC Commission in support of their demand for according Other Backward Class (OBC) status to their community.

  • Hardik Patel leaves for 6-month Udaipur exile

    Ahmedabad : Patel quota stir leader Hardik Patel, who walked out of jail on Friday, left for Udaipur in Rajasthan early this morning, in accordance with the Gujarat High Court’s condition while granting him bail that he will have to stay out of the state for next six months. The 22-year-old leader will stay at a house owned by former Congress MLA and local Patel leader Pushkarlal Patel in Udaipur for the period.

  • 2007 page chargesheet against Hardik

    Gandhinagar : Hardik Patel, convenor of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) whose quota stir is proving a thorn in the flesh of the Anandiben Patel government in Gujarat, was on Monday slapped with a 2007 page chargesheet in a sedition case alongwith three of his associates.