Gujarat: Hardik Patel emerges out as strong Patidar leader

New Delhi: Though caught in various controversies posed by opposition parties against Patidar leader Hardik Patel emerges out as a leading Patidar leader in Gujarat after former CM Keshubhai Patel.

Hardik Patel who comes from Kadva Patel community constitutes only 30 percent of Patidars, he surely was aware he required Khodaldham Trust’s help to keep the other communities stay united as one before polls.

Hardik Patel and his Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) were working hard campaigning and holding rallies, drawing large crowds throughout Gujarat, not just addressing Patidar community but also worked hard to unite other communities as well.

Hardik while addressing a rally said, “They (BJP) are trying to divide us into Kadva and Leuva. All they do is divide people. We are one, we are Patidars. Vote against the BJP and prepare for change. If you do not, they will think that we (Patidars) are powerless. Whether it is Patidars or Dalits or Kolis, nobody is happy in Gujarat today.”

Hardik who has been barred from entering Mehsana district – PMs home district and Kadva communities bastion, ever since the Patidaar agitation turned violent two years ago, Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) had held a massive rally near Mehsana district’s border, News 18 reported.

“I have been prohibited from entering Mehsana district for the last two years. So I decided to hold a mega rally near the border of Mehsana. Saurashtra and Surat have done their job. Now it’s turn for North Gujarat and Central Gujarat to do their part,” tweeted Hardik on Sunday.