The non-resident Gujarati community played a significant role to create a favourable climate for Narendra Modi ahead of 2014 election.
ET had on September 1 reported the possibility of Patidars contesting elections or abstain from voting to hurt the prospects of the BJP.
Hardik’s sudden emergence and his fast move to the national arena, however, are part of a larger move that began to take shape years ago.
While on one hand, Patel community is not showing any sign to soften their stand on quota demand, the OBCs too are now preparing to put up a strong resistance.
Hardik Patel’s agitation for education and job reservation for his community in Gujarat had an unlikely supporter in BJP’s Bihar ally.
Togadia took on the state government for lack of growth and development in the farming sector and the distress of farmers.
The Patidar stir for job reservations has made strategising for the forthcoming local body polls difficult for the BJP.
While Army was withdrawn from the area, the funeral passed off peacefully amid heavy presence of paramilitary forces.
Zadafiya was former MoS, Home, Gujarat, who had parted ways with Narendra Modi & set up Sardar Patel Utkarsh Samiti to mobilize Patel voters against BJP.
Mobile internet facilities remained suspended in the state for the second day. The RSS and the Bharatiya Kisan Sangh appealed for peace.
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