Police detain Hardik Patel in Surat

Surat: Congress leader Hardik Patel was detained today by police in Surat while he was passing through Sarthana jakatnaka area. Hardik had yesterday announced dharna protest seeking city Mayor’s resignation over fire tragedy in city in which 22 children died. It’s worth noting that A person from Surat had tried to attack Hardik Patel yesterday in Surat protesting his presence in city. Hardik’s organization PAAS attracted anger from the people yesterday on social media platforms over Hardik’s announcement of sitting on dharna. People on social media conversations mentioned and recalled how Hardik led PAAS cadres had burnt fire vehicles and attacked a fire station during violent quota agitation in August 2015.