Articles tagged under: Patels

A special situation that favored AAP to win seats in Surat at the cost of Congress

February 23, 2021
A special situation that favored AAP to win seats in Surat at the cost of Congress

Surat: Gujarat witnessed violent quota agitation led by Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) in year 2015. The agitation was mainly about the demand of OBC (Other Backward Class) status to Patels so that they can benefit from OBC quota. A particular area of Surat that has large presence of Patels migrated from Saurashtra was worst hit by violence during quota agitation. As large number of Patels in this area of Surat were upset with ruling BJP, they elected Congress councilors in year 2015 civic...Read More

Hardik meets Gujarat OBC commission Chairperson, renews demand for socioeconomic survey of Patidar community

November 22, 2018
Hardik meets Gujarat OBC commission Chairperson, renews demand for socioeconomic survey of Patidar community

Gandhinagar: Congress backed PAAS leader Hardik Patel today met the Chairperson of Gujarat OBC commission Retired Justice Sugnaben Bhatt and renewed his demand about conducting a socioeconomic survey of the Patidar/Patel community as precursor to constitutional quota to it. After the meeting Hardik, who had arrived here with other conveners of the outfit including Nikhil Sawani and Geeta Patel, told newsmen that he had renewed his earlier demand in the wake of a similar survey for Marath...Read More

Hardik Patel is a betrayer and loose character man who cares only for his own selfish motives, he will betray even Congress: Chirag Patel

November 20, 2018
Hardik Patel is a betrayer and loose character man who cares only for his own selfish motives, he will betray even Congress: Chirag Patel

Ahmedabad: Former close aide of PAAS leader Hardik Patel, Chirag Patel today lashed out at Hardik terming him a betrayer and 'loose character' man who cares only for his own selfish motives. Chirag who has joined BJP hit out at Hardik with whom he was present in a local court today in connection with framing of charges in a sedition case, later told newsmen that Hardik was behaving like an agent of Congress. He has been exposed completely and that was why none of the around one crore ...Read More

Charges-framed against PAAS leader Hardik Patel, Chirag and Dinesh in Sedition case, next date January 29

November 20, 2018
Charges-framed against PAAS leader Hardik Patel, Chirag and Dinesh in Sedition case, next date January 29

Ahmedabad:A local court here today finally framed charges against PAAS leader Hardik Patel, his former aide Dinesh Bambhaniya and Chirag Patel in connection with the sedition case filed by the crime branch of Ahmedabad police on October 21, 2015 regarding the state-wide violence post pro Patidar quota rally in August that year at GMDC ground here. The 2700 page charge-sheet in the case against the trio was filed in January 2016. Since then the charge framing was being delayed due to th...Read More

Will study Maratha reservation report: Gujarat CM

November 19, 2018
Will study Maratha reservation report: Gujarat CM

Gandhinagar: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani today in reply to a question said, his government will study Maharashtra cabinet's decision to give reservation quota to Maratha community. Rupani speaking to media persons said, Maharashtra government had so far taken in-principal decision. Modalities of implementation of this decision are being worked out there. Rupani said, the survey report on the basis of which the Maharashtra government took this decision will be studied and Gujarat ...Read More

PM Modi accepts invitation of Vishwa Umiya Foundation for Umiya Dham ground breaking function

November 16, 2018
PM Modi accepts invitation of Vishwa Umiya Foundation for Umiya Dham ground breaking function

Ahmedabad: Kadva Patel leaders have invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to perform ground breaking for proposed Rs. 1000 crore Umiya Dham complex project. The project conceived by Vishwa Umiya Foundation is about construction of 2 lakh square meter Umiya Dham campus near Vaisnho Devi circle in Ahmedabad. According to those associated with the project, Prime Minister has accepted the invitation and ground breaking function may take place at suitable date in February/March period next year. Rs 32...Read More

Nothing should be done to disturb peace in Gujarat: Sidsar Umiya Dham VP Jairam Patel

September 15, 2018
Nothing should be done to disturb peace in Gujarat: Sidsar Umiya Dham VP Jairam Patel

Gandhinagar/Rajkot: Vice president of one of the top religious bodies of Patidar community in Gujarat, Umiya Dham, Sidsar, Jairam Patel today said that SPG leader Lalji Patel should not do anything which disturbs the peace in the state. His statement came today after the passage of 72 hours of 'ultimatum' period of Lalji Patel, who in another apparent stunt to grab some attention despite his much thin support base, had 3 days ago said that if the government did no pay heed to t...Read More

Trump nominates Patel to key administration position

September 15, 2018
Trump nominates Patel to key administration position

Mumbai: American President Donald Trump has nominated Indian American Bimal Patel of Georgia to the position of Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Institutions. According to a PTI report, Patel currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for the Financial Stability Oversight Council and prior to joining the U.S. Department of the Treasury, he was a partner and head of the Financial Advisory and Regulation practice of O’Melveny & Myers LLP in Washington,...Read More

Suspected PAAS hooligans attack buses with stones in Hirawadi area of Ahmedabad and Gondal rural

September 11, 2018
Suspected PAAS hooligans attack buses with stones in Hirawadi area of Ahmedabad and Gondal rural

Ahmedabad: Hardik Patel led PAAS hooligans appear to be back to basic. Consequently on second day, hooligans damaged city buses with stone pelting in Patidar (Patels) dominated Mahavirnagar, Hirawadi area of east Ahmedabad. They chanted slogans while pelting stones. The city bus belongs to Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Service(AMTS). A day ago on Sunday evening, hooligans here had burnt a big size dust bin. In related incident, unidentified elements believed to be PAASiya Patels pelted s...Read More

Let Congress clear its stand on main demand of agitators which is quota in OBC category: Vaghani

August 28, 2018

Gandhinagar: State BJP chief Jitu Vaghani today addressing the media asked opposition Congress party to reply whether it supports the demand of inclusion of a (Patidar) community in Other Backward Class(OBC) reserved quota. Vaghani said, 'BJP stand is clear that reservation quota of SC/ST/OBC should be intact. Those agitating are demanding quota in OBC category which is not permitted by the Supreme Court. Congress, its MLAs and those from other parties and states who claim to have exte...Read More