Free Press Journal
  • 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

  • Finally, Gujarat government steps in as Hardik Patel’s fast enters 11th day

    Ahmedabad: As doctors expressed concern over the health of Hardik Patel, the Gujarat government Tuesday stepped up its efforts to persuade the Patidar leader to end his indefinite hunger strike which entered eleventh day. Hardik had launched his fast on August 25 for demands, including farm loan waiver and reservation for the Patidar community under OBC category in government jobs and education sector.

  • Anandiben Patel to become MP’s next Governor

    Gandhinagar : Former Gujarat Chief Minister who did not contest in the recently concluded state Assembly elections has been appointed Governor of neighbouring Madhya Pradesh, according to an announcement on Friday. “I have no idea about anything as yet, please forgive me”, she said when asked by media persons at a social function tonight.

  • ‘Displeased’ Gujarat Dy CM yet to take charge of portfolios

    Gandhinagar : The old comrade-in-arms have turned new adversaries with Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and his deputy Nitin Patel at loggerheads over distribution of the ”plums” of office in Gujarat. With the crisis escalating, the BJP High Command has gone into damage control and a senior leader is being rushed to Gujarat to soothen ruffled feathers, more-so after Congress began fanning the flames terming it an example of injustice to the Patidar

  • Gujarat Elections 2017: Congress has agreed to give Patidars reservations, says Hardik Patel

    Ahmedabad: Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convener Hardik Patel on Wednesday claimed that the Congress party has agreed to give reservation to the Patidar community, if the party comes to power in Gujarat. Patel, while addressing the media here, said the party will introduce a bill in the Gujarat Assembly for the reservation, if they win the forthcoming elections.

  • Gujarat being run by remote control, Modi model has to change, says Rahul Gandhi

    Morbi (Gujarat): On the second day of his Navsarjan Yatra in Saurashtra region, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the people of Gujarat, including farmers, small traders and labourers work hard but the benefits are reaped by five-10 industrialists and this “Modi Model” has to be changed.

  • Bhopal: Man injured in clash over land dispute, 3 booked

    Alot : A verbal duel between Patidar community people over giving passage for land took a violent turn as one person was reportedly injured in the clash near here in village Patan on Monday evening.

  • Nitin Patel – the Patidar face of new Gujarat govt

    Ahmedabad : For Gujarat’s new Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Ratilal Patel, who lost the top job to Vijay Rupani at the last moment, the challenge will be to placate his own Patidar community ahead of next year’s elections.

  • BJP civic polls conclude 

     It is an acid test for CM Anandiben in view of the Patel community’s disenchantment with the ruling party.

  • Reconsider reservation policy: Hardik Patel

    Ratlam : Leader of the Patidar community Hardik Patel Gujarat here on Sunday said that his main object behind agitation is to reconsider the reservation policy. He said that his object is to unite his community people for their rights.

  • Government denies nod to Patels’ Dandi march; but Hardik is defiant

    Ahmedabad :  Gujarat government on Saturday denied permission to Hardik Patel’s “reverse Dandi march” over the Patel quota issue, less than a fortnight after violence erupted during his stir claiming 10 lives, but the defiant leader vowed to carry out the protest programme on Sunday.

  • 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.