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Patidar community

In saffron Gujarat, caste plays key role too

The Gujarat population comprises approximately 43 per cent OBCs, 12.5 per cent Patidars or Patels, and 9 per cent Muslims.

13 Apr 2019 1:39 AM

Gujarat HC judge recuses himself from hearing Hardik Patel's rioting case

The 25-year-old had joined the Congress at a party rally in Gandhinagar on Tuesday and expressed his desire to contest the Lok Sabha polls.

13 Mar 2019 4:00 PM

Patidar leader Hardik Patel likely to join Congress on March 12: report

Hardik Patel's joining will coincide with the Congress Working Committee or CWC meeting in Ahmedabad.

07 Mar 2019 9:44 AM

Hardik Patel will give up water if BJP doesn’t talk in 24 hrs: PAAS

Hardik patel's health is deteriorating, but the government has not shown any intention to find a solution, PAAS convener Manoj Panara said.

06 Sep 2018 10:14 AM

As Hardik Patel loses 20 kg in hunger strike, Gujarat govt steps in

BJP-led state govt held meeting with leaders of Patidar community on Tuesday, hrs after doctors expressed concern over the health of Patel.

05 Sep 2018 8:52 AM


Draw the line on quotas

The Maharashtra government seems ready to give in to the demand and will call a special Assembly session on it.

30 Jul 2018 12:07 AM

Gujarat is Modi’s win, caste bombs for Cong

The BJP cannot hope to be complacent with its victory, and Congress need not be despondent.

19 Dec 2017 1:02 AM

PM: How will Congress fulfil Patel promise?

Modi makes one last attempt to woo Patidars; Phase one of polls kicks off in earnest.

10 Dec 2017 7:25 AM

‘Temple politics’ come to fore in Gujarat

Built in the last two years, both the temples have become centres of power and pride for the respective groups, sociologist Gaurang Jani said.

06 Dec 2017 6:38 AM

Gujarat polls: Hardik pledges Patels support for Congress

The Congress has already released its first and second lists in which it had accommodated some PAAS leaders.

23 Nov 2017 12:55 AM


Hardik confirms support to Cong after party okays Patidar quota demand

‘Congress has agreed to give Patidars reservations under section 31, and provisions of section 46,’ Hardik Patel said.

22 Nov 2017 5:05 PM

Cong gave 'lollipop' to Hardik Patel, 50 per cent reservation not possible: Guj Dy CM

The Congress is keeping hope from the Patidar community to sway votes in their favour and uproot BJP which has been in power since 1995.

22 Nov 2017 2:50 PM

Cong has agreed to give Patidar community reservation: Hardik Patel

‘Congress has agreed to give Patidars reservations under section 31, and provisions of section 46,’ Patel said.

22 Nov 2017 11:54 AM

Hardik's former aide joins BJP, accuses Patidar leader of using stir for personal gains

Chirag Patel was expelled from the Hardik-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) last year.

17 Nov 2017 10:10 AM

Gujarat: Rahul Gandhi will woo Patels in fourth visit

The Congress has already opened channels of negotiations with Patidars for their support.

11 Nov 2017 6:20 AM


Gujarat polls: Hardik blinks, says Patels will back Cong to oust BJP

Kapil Sibal to help end deadlock over Patidar quota.

03 Nov 2017 3:40 AM

Patel, unfazed, shows up in court

Warrant issued against Hardik for ignoring summons cancelled.

27 Oct 2017 12:32 AM

Eye on Gujarat polls, BJP woos Patidars, Hardik Patel

Elections for Gujarat’s 182-member strong Assembly is scheduled for December and BJP chief Amit Shah has set a target of winning 150 seats.

28 Sep 2017 6:45 AM

‘We will get 150 seats in Gujarat’

The Congress and its leaders in the state are disconnected from reality and the people of Gujarat.

11 Sep 2017 1:31 AM