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The Hindu
Modi, Togadia and the Sangh churnTogadia’s visitor list in hospital after his much-publicised disappearance and
The Hindu / Posted 3 hours ago
Togadia’s visitor list in hospital after his much-publicised disappearance and reappearance included Patidar leader Hardik Patel and Congress leader Arjun Modhwadia, adding fuel to the fire as it came soon after the BJP’s close shave in the... Read more
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dna
Surgical strike, building toilets, DBT is Rashtra-niti not Rajniti: Smriti IraniNehru University student leaders Shehla Rashid and Kanhaiya Kumar, young Dalit
dna / Posted yesterday
Nehru University student leaders Shehla Rashid and Kanhaiya Kumar, young Dalit MLA Jignesh Mevani and Patidaar leader Hardik Patel for empowering the democracy. She stands "condemned" by the person who spoke before her, she said. "Condemned,... Read more
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The Hindu
Three cheers for civil societyplatform. Their combined agenda might rejuvenate civil society as the sphere of
The Hindu / Posted 3 days ago
platform. Their combined agenda might rejuvenate civil society as the sphere of non-violent protest. Jignesh Mevani, Hardik Patel, and Alpesh Thakor might just aid in replenishing the energies of the sphere. Of the three, Mr. Mevani stands... Read more
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asianage
Togadia was safe under Cong rule, feels insecure in BJP regime: Hardik PatelPravin Togadia's mysterious "disappearance" and subsequent hospitalisation in a
asianage / Posted 3 days ago
Pravin Togadia's mysterious "disappearance" and subsequent hospitalisation in an unconscious condition, Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Wednesday expressed his concerns over the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) international working president's... Read more
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The Indian Express
Pravin Togadia alleges plot to kill him, Gujarat police say his disappearance was stagedhim killed. He claimed an informant had told him of the “encounter” but refused
The Indian Express / Posted 3 days ago
him killed. He claimed an informant had told him of the “encounter” but refused to identify his source. Pravin Togadia with Hardik Patel on Tuesday. (Express Photo) “An informant told me there was a plan to kill me in a police encounter. I got... Read more
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The Hindu
VHP leader Pravin Togadia says he may be ‘eliminated’media, several prominent personalities including former encounter specialist co
The Hindu / Posted 4 days ago
media, several prominent personalities including former encounter specialist cop DG Vanjara and Patidar agitation leader Hardik Patel visited him in hospital. Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot demanded a probe into Dr. Togadia’s... Read more
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asianage
Cong, Hardik Patel come in support of Togadia, slam BJP over issuean unconscious state. Apart from Modhwadia, a vocal critic of the VHP's Hindut
asianage / Posted 4 days ago
an unconscious state. Apart from Modhwadia, a vocal critic of the VHP's Hindutva ideology, Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel also met Togadia separately. Togadia, the VHP's International Working President, on Tuesday claimed that he... Read more
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dna
Hardik Patel and Arjun Modhwadia meet Pravin Togadia after his 'encounter attempt' allegationan unconscious state. Apart from Modhwadia, a vocal critic of the VHP's Hindutv
dna / Posted 4 days ago
an unconscious state. Apart from Modhwadia, a vocal critic of the VHP's Hindutva ideology, Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel also met Togadia separately. Togadia, the VHP's International Working President, today claimed that he went into... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Gujarat Congress demands inquiry into Pravin Togadia’s allegations of threat to lifesought an inquiry. Apart from Modhwadia, a vocal critic of the VHP’s Hindutva
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 4 days ago
sought an inquiry. Apart from Modhwadia, a vocal critic of the VHP’s Hindutva ideology, Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel also met Togadia separately. Togadia, the VHP’s International Working President, claimed Tuesday that he went... Read more
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The Hindu
After poll setback, Cong to focus on urban voters in Gujaratto open the account in Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot cities, where the BJP made a
The Hindu / Posted 4 days ago
to open the account in Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot cities, where the BJP made a clean sweep. Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel, who had supported the Congress, too had announced after the election results that his outfit would focus more... Read more
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The Indian Express
Pravin Togadia goes missing and is found, angry VHP hits Gujarat streetsgot involved. Gujarat police had five search teams and they found him lying unc
The Indian Express / Posted 4 days ago
got involved. Gujarat police had five search teams and they found him lying unconscious,” Jain said. Patidar quota leader Hardik Patel reacting to the development took to Twitter to question how had the Z plus protected Togadia gone missing.... Read more
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The Hindu
Opposition plans ‘save Constitution’ march on Republic DayCPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said. The Congress too is expected to
The Hindu / Posted 5 days ago
CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said. The Congress too is expected to join. The trio who led the anti-BJP campaign in Gujarat, Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor, Dalit activist Jignesh Mevani and Patidar leader Hardik Patel too are likely to j... Read more
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dna
A cauldron of discontentprices for their produce and recent groundnut crop failures are reasons for the
dna / Posted 5 days ago
prices for their produce and recent groundnut crop failures are reasons for the growing angst among them. The rise of Hardik Patel is attributed to both factors. Demonetisation and the flawed implementation of GST hurt even the most prosperous... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Patidar leader Hardik Patel booked for ‘political’ speech at an educational event in GujaratAn FIR was lodged in Jamnagar against Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Pat
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 7 days ago
An FIR was lodged in Jamnagar against Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel for allegedly delivering a “political” speech at an educational and farmers’ welfare event at a village in this district over two months ago, the police said... Read more
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dna
A brief history of controversies in higher judiciaryCourt for his "objectionable remarks on the issue of reservation" while giving
dna / Posted 8 days ago
Court for his "objectionable remarks on the issue of reservation" while giving a ruling in a case against Patidar leader Hardik Patel. However, hours after the impeachment notice was sent to then Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari, the judge... Read more
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dna
People will forget leaders like Jignesh Mevani, Hardik Patel soon: Ram Vilas Paswanand should not forget they were leaders, who spent a life time raising their is
dna / Posted 8 days ago
and should not forget they were leaders, who spent a life time raising their issues. In six months leaders like Mevani, Hardik Patel and others will be forgotten by people.But are they not furthering the dalit cause. If I being a dalit raise... Read more
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dna
Jignesh Mevani spits fire against PM Modi at Yuva Hunkar Rally, fails to attract crowdGujarat against the BJP following the incident in Una where Dalits were flogged
dna / Posted 11 days ago
Gujarat against the BJP following the incident in Una where Dalits were flogged by vigilantes for skinning a dead cow, with Hardik Patel and Alpesh Thakor, formed the troika that helped substantially revive the Congress's fortunes in Modi's home... Read more
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Gulf News
BJP targeting youth leaders: Mevanicharged the party and the RSS with instigating violence against Dalits in Bhima
Gulf News / Posted 11 days ago
charged the party and the RSS with instigating violence against Dalits in Bhima Koregaon in Maharasthra.“The way in which Hardik (Patel), Alpesh (Thakore) and Jignesh (Mevani) with the support of the youth in Gujarat brought the BJP down from over... Read more
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asianage
Politics of love vs politics of hatred: Will celebrate Valentine's Day, says Mevaniafter the Gujarat polls. "I believe in politics of unity. I believe in politic
asianage / Posted 11 days ago
after the Gujarat polls. "I believe in politics of unity. I believe in politics of love, not love jihad. Alpesh Thakore, Hardik Patel and I are being targeted because we demolished their (BJP) pride and arrogance in Gujarat..There's a looming... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Modi a threat to democracy and Constitution, this is the Gujarat model: Jignesh Mevaniafter the Gujarat polls. “I believe in politics of unity. I believe in politic
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 11 days ago
after the Gujarat polls. “I believe in politics of unity. I believe in politics of love, not love jihad. Alpesh Thakore, Hardik Patel and I are being targeted because we demolished their (BJP) pride and arrogance in Gujarat..There’s a looming... Read more
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asianage
Caste factor resurfaces, but has limitations tooas the political talisman that it seemed to be for some years now. The emergin
asianage / Posted 12 days ago
as the political talisman that it seemed to be for some years now. The emerging spokespersons of caste formations like Hardik Patel of the Patidars and Jignesh Mevani of the Dalits or Alpesh Thakore are likely to become mainstream political... Read more
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asianage
Gujarat trio sought after in MaharashtraMumbai: It’s not Jignesh Mewani, but two other prominent young Gujarat politici
asianage / Posted 13 days ago
Mumbai: It’s not Jignesh Mewani, but two other prominent young Gujarat politicians — Patidar leader Hardik Patel and OBC leader Alpesh Thakore — are also in demand in Maharashtra, sources have said. Maratha Yuva Kranti Morcha’s volunteers recently... Read more
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dna
Sanjay Singh, ND Gupta and Sushil Gupta to be AAP's Rajya Sabha nominees: Manish SisodiaMarlena, Ashutosh are full-time members of the PAC while Gupta and Chadha are i
dna / Posted 17 days ago
Marlena, Ashutosh are full-time members of the PAC while Gupta and Chadha are its ex-officio members. Earlier, Hardik Patel had given a twist by batting for disgruntled leader Kumar Vishwas by saying, he was best suited to take down... Read more
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dna
Netas play on caste lines over Bhima Koregaon violenceof the bitterly fought Gujarat election where BJP failed to achieve its 150-plu
dna / Posted 17 days ago
of the bitterly fought Gujarat election where BJP failed to achieve its 150-plus target, while Congress — in alliance with Hardik Patel, Jignesh Mevani and Alpesh Thakore — improved its tally. The celebration, attended by Mevani himself, coincided... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Fewer contests, more allies can help Congress tackle BJP in 2019Gandhi in the recently held Gujarat polls was to unite various anti-BJP forces.
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 18 days ago
Gandhi in the recently held Gujarat polls was to unite various anti-BJP forces. Few would disagree that aligning with Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakor and Jignesh Mevani — the trio decided to join or support the Congress just in time for the... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Modi, Cong leaders as different as the hair of moustache from that of tail: Tomarin this district two days ago. Talking about the challenge posed by the opposi
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 19 days ago
in this district two days ago. Talking about the challenge posed by the opposition party in Gujarat with the help of Hardik Patel and others, Tomar said, “The difference between the prime minister and Congress leaders is akin to the... Read more
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The Hindu
‘My plan is for a national forum of young leaders’part of a forum involving Ms. Rashid; Mr. Kanhaiya Kumar; Alpesh Thakor, leader
The Hindu / Posted 19 days ago
part of a forum involving Ms. Rashid; Mr. Kanhaiya Kumar; Alpesh Thakor, leader of the Backward Classes with the Congress; Hardik Patel, who led the Patidar movement in Gujarat; students from the Film and Television Institute of India and Jadavpur... Read more
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Business Standard India
Nitin Patel has his way, gets Gujarat finance ministry as Modi, Shah yieldfor Monday, called in support of my demands." The Sardar Patel Group, which ha
Business Standard India / Posted 19 days ago
for Monday, called in support of my demands." The Sardar Patel Group, which had spearheaded the Patidar agitation along with the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) led by Hardik Patel, called for a statewide 'bandh' on Monday. ... Read more
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Business Standard India
Gujarat Dy CM Nitin Patel takes charge of finance ministry on Shah's behestleader and will remain the number two." Sending feelers to the deputy chief mi
Business Standard India / Posted 20 days ago
leader and will remain the number two." Sending feelers to the deputy chief minister, Patidar quota agitation spearhead Hardik Patel had yesterday said he would extend support to him and talk to the Congress leadership to ensure that Patel got... Read more
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The Hindu
BJP yields to Nitin Patel, hands him finance portfoliohim at his residence, expressing their support to him in his fight for “prestig
The Hindu / Posted 20 days ago
him at his residence, expressing their support to him in his fight for “prestige.” Spearhead of the quota agitation, Hardik Patel also asked Mr. Patel to break away from BJP after the party offered him “lollipop.” A Patidar community social... Read more
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The Hindu
BJP yeilds to Nitin Patel, hands him finance portfoliohim at his residence, expressing their support to him in his fight for “prestig
The Hindu / Posted 20 days ago
him at his residence, expressing their support to him in his fight for “prestige.” Spearhead of the quota agitation, Hardik Patel also asked Mr. Patel to break away from BJP after the party offered him “lollipop.” A Patidar community social... Read more
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asianage
After Amit Shah reached out, Gujarat Dy CM Nitin Patel gets finance ministry portfoliooffice in the Sachivalaya in Gandhinagar on Friday even as many ministers took
asianage / Posted 20 days ago
office in the Sachivalaya in Gandhinagar on Friday even as many ministers took charge. Following this, Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Saturday said the deputy chief minister should join the Congress party, if he can manage to bring along 10... Read more
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Gujarat deputy CM Nitin Patel takes charge after Amit Shah's intervention, gets Finance porfolioNitin Patel is our senior leader and will remain the number two." Sending feele
dna / Posted 20 days ago
Nitin Patel is our senior leader and will remain the number two." Sending feelers to the deputy CM, Patidar quota leader Hardik Patel yesterday said he would extend support to Patel and talk to the Congress to give him the respect he deserved.... Read more
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asianage
'Sulking' Guj Dy CM to take charge after Amit Shah promises fitting portfolioNitin Patel is our senior leader and will remain the number two." Sending feel
asianage / Posted 20 days ago
Nitin Patel is our senior leader and will remain the number two." Sending feelers to the deputy CM, Patidar quota leader Hardik Patel on Saturday said he would extend support to Patel and talk to the Congress to give him the respect he... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Amit Shah reaches out, ‘sulking’ Nitin Patel agrees to take charge as Gujarat deputy CMNitin Patel is our senior leader and will remain the number two.” Sending feel
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 20 days ago
Nitin Patel is our senior leader and will remain the number two.” Sending feelers to the deputy CM, Patidar quota leader Hardik Patel yesterday said he would extend support to Patel and talk to the Congress to give him the respect he... Read more
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The Hindu
Nitin Patel agrees to take charge as Amit Shah placates himNitin Patel is our senior leader and will remain the number two.” Sending feel
The Hindu / Posted 20 days ago
Nitin Patel is our senior leader and will remain the number two.” Sending feelers to the deputy CM, Patidar quota leader Hardik Patel on Saturday said he would extend support to Mr. Patel and talk to the Congress to give him the respect he... Read more
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Business Standard India
It's about self-respect, says upset Gujarat Deputy CM Nitin Patelin the new BJP government in the state, on Saturday said the issue was about hi
Business Standard India / Posted 20 days ago
in the new BJP government in the state, on Saturday said the issue was about his "self-respect". Patidar leaders Hardik Patel and Lalji Patel have declared support for Patel. Lalji Patel has also announced a bandh in Mehsana on January 1... Read more
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dna
Driven by a collective causerationalists are eliminated. People, including political adversaries, are charg
dna / Posted 20 days ago
rationalists are eliminated. People, including political adversaries, are charged with sedition to silence them. Hardik Patel along with some of his staunch supporters are victims of this. Some electronic media channels are the... Read more
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The Indian Express
Vijay Rupani faces Patidar anger as Nitin Patel stays awayas saying. Patidar community leaders like Sardar Patel Group’s Lalji Patel and
The Indian Express / Posted 20 days ago
as saying. Patidar community leaders like Sardar Patel Group’s Lalji Patel and Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel have rallied behind Nitin Patel. A string of BJP leaders called on the Deputy CM at his residence Saturday,... Read more
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asianage
Hardik Patel sends feelers to sulking Gujarat deputy CMBJP leader and deputy chief minister Nitin Patel expressed unhappiness over the
asianage / Posted 20 days ago
BJP leader and deputy chief minister Nitin Patel expressed unhappiness over the changes in his portfolios, Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Saturday asked him to leave the BJP and join forces with him. Speaking to reporters, the Patidar Anamat... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Gujarat deputy CM Nitin Patel ‘miffed’ over portfolio allocationon January 1 as a mark of protest against the ‘injustice’ meted out to the Pati
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 21 days ago
on January 1 as a mark of protest against the ‘injustice’ meted out to the Patidar leader by the ruling party. The SPG and Hardik Patel led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) had jointly launched the quota stir in 2015 before parting ways. Patel... Read more
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The Hindu
Cracks in Gujarat's new government as Deputy CM Nitin Patel sulksstate,” said Lalji Patel, head of Sardar Patel Group (SPG), which had launched
The Hindu / Posted 21 days ago
state,” said Lalji Patel, head of Sardar Patel Group (SPG), which had launched the Patidar quota agitation jointly with the Hardik Patel-led the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS). Hardik has also asked the Deputy CM to join his agitation for... Read more
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Business Standard India
'Sidelined' Gujarat Dy CM should join Congress with 10 MLAs: Hardik Patelsaying he had conveyed his displeasure to the party leadership over the departm
Business Standard India / Posted 21 days ago
saying he had conveyed his displeasure to the party leadership over the departments given to him. Talking to reporters, Hardik Patel said, "As a veteran politician, Nitinbhai (Patel) worked hard for 27 years to ensure that the (BJP) party stays... Read more
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Business Standard India
Cracks in Gujarat BJP? Patidar group calls for bandh to support Nitin PatelPatel, who is the convener of the Sardar Patel Group (SPG) which had launched t
Business Standard India / Posted 21 days ago
Patel, who is the convener of the Sardar Patel Group (SPG) which had launched the Patidar quota agitation along with Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti, today called on the deputy chief minister at his official residence in... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Patidar leader announces Mehsana bandh in Gujarat deputy chief minister Nitin Patel’s supportPatel, who is convener of the Sardar Patel Group (SPG) which had launched the P
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 21 days ago
Patel, who is convener of the Sardar Patel Group (SPG) which had launched the Patidar quota agitation along with Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti, on Saturday called on the deputy chief minister at his official residence in... Read more
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dna
Unhappy Guj Deputy CM Nitin Patel says it's about 'self-respect', Hardik Patel courts him to join Congof portfolios in the new BJP government in the state, today said the issue was
dna / Posted 21 days ago
of portfolios in the new BJP government in the state, today said the issue was about his "self-respect". Patidar leaders Hardik Patel and Lalji Patel have declared support for Patel. Lalji Patel has also announced a bandh in Mehsana on January 1... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Hardik asks ‘sulking’ Gujarat deputy CM Nitin Patel to quit, join Congresson Saturday continued to sulk over not being given key portfolios in the new co
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 21 days ago
on Saturday continued to sulk over not being given key portfolios in the new council of ministers, Patidar quota leader Hardik Patel asserted that he should leave the BJP and join the Congress party. “I and my supporters are prepared to talk to... Read more
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asianage
If Nitin Patel brings 10 BJP MLAs, Cong will give him suitable post: HardikSarangpur: Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Saturday said Gujarat Deputy Chief Mi
asianage / Posted 21 days ago
Sarangpur: Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Saturday said Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel should join the Congress party, if he can manage to bring along 10 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs. The purported wooing has come in the backdrop of... Read more
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dna
'Join Congress, bring 10 BJP MLAs with you': Hardik's offer to 'sulking' Gujarat Dy CM Nitin PatelPatidar leader Hardik Patel, who actively campaigned against the ruling Bharati
dna / Posted 21 days ago
Patidar leader Hardik Patel, who actively campaigned against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the recently-concluded Assembly elections in Gujarat, on Saturday attempted to woo the 'sulking' Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel. Hardik said... Read more
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The Hindu
Gujarat Deputy CM unhappy with allocation of portfolioshas emerged even before the new government settled. Meanwhile, taking a dig at
The Hindu / Posted 21 days ago
has emerged even before the new government settled. Meanwhile, taking a dig at Mr. Nitin Patel, the quota agitation leader Hardik Patel invited him to join his stir to fight for justice to the Patidar community. “Nitinbhai can join in our fight... Read more
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