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NH blocking case: Hardik Patel, aide granted bail by Surat court

Feb 02, 2016

NH blocking case: Hardik Patel, aide granted bail by Surat court

Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel and his aide were on Tuesday granted bail by a Surat court in connection with an FIR lodged against them for blocking a National Highway passing through Kamrej area of the district. #Bail #NewsTracker #Surat #National Highway #Hardik Patel #Patel agitation
Kapu quota protests: Agitation turns volatile as man in Andhra Pradesh commits suicide

Feb 02, 2016

Kapu quota protests: Agitation turns volatile as man in Andhra Pradesh commits suicide

It was a dark day for Andhra Pradesh on Monday, the second day of the Kapu reservation agitation that was kicked off at Tuni on Sunday. #India #NewsTracker #Andhra Pradesh #Reservation #suicide #YSR Congress #Kakinada #Kapu quota agitation
Telugu Desam's tryst with reservations has always been political

Feb 01, 2016

Telugu Desam's tryst with reservations has always been political

When it comes to Andhra Pradesh, the advent of Telugu Desam Party has given a new dimension to the reservations. Telugu Desam’s founder and then Chief Minister NT Rama Rao, who trampled the Congress under his feet in his electoral debut in 1983, understood that his party had enjoyed an unstinted support from the Backward Classes (BCs). #Andhra Pradesh #ConnectTheDots #TDP #Telugu Desam Party #caste politics #Kapu #Kapu agitation
Kapu agitation: A politics of discontent and affirmative action

Feb 01, 2016

Kapu agitation: A politics of discontent and affirmative action

On a silent Sunday, Tuni, a small town in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh witnessed a massive agitation by the Kapu community for 'reservation' that turned violent leading to destruction of public property and caused grievous injuries to the police and railway personnel. #Andhra Pradesh #CriticalPoint #N. Chandrababu Naidu #NT Rama Rao #Kapu #kamma #Kapus #Kapu agitation #Velama
Security measures upped as  police reinforcements are sent to tackle Kapu agitation in East Godavari

Feb 01, 2016

Security measures upped as police reinforcements are sent to tackle Kapu agitation in East Godavari

Elaborate security arrangements have been made today and reinforcements sent to East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh, where a stir by Kapu community members seeking reservation under Backward Class category turned violent. #NewsTracker #Andhra Pradesh #Caste #N. Chandrababu Naidu #caste politics #East Godavari #Kapu #Kapu agitation #Backward class reservation
Will resume quota agitation after coming out of jail: Hardik Patel

Jan 11, 2016

Will resume quota agitation after coming out of jail: Hardik Patel

Hardik Patel, who is behind the bars in two sedition cases, on Monday said the agitation will be resumed after he is released from jail. #India #TheySaidIt #protest #Reservation #agitation #quota #Gujarat CM #Anandiben Patel #Hardik Patel
Supreme Court permits Gujarat cops to file chargesheet against Hardik Patel in trial court

Jan 05, 2016

Supreme Court permits Gujarat cops to file chargesheet against Hardik Patel in trial court

The Supreme Court allowed Gujarat police to file a charge sheet by Friday in a trial court in a criminal case lodged against quota stir leader Hardik Patel. #India #NewsTracker #Supreme Court #Reservation #Gujarat Police #policemen #Hardik Patel #quota agitation
Gujarat local body polls: BJP leads in cities, Congress makes inroads in rural areas

Dec 02, 2015

Gujarat local body polls: BJP leads in cities, Congress makes inroads in rural areas

Counting of votes for the crucial local bodies polls in Gujarat, a litmus test for the ruling BJP against the backdrop of Patel quota agitation, has begun on Wednesday. #Gujarat #NewsTracker #Election Commission #Ahmedabad #civic polls #Anandiben Patel #Patel OBC agitation #Gujarat civic elections
Congress was behind the Patel quota agitation: Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel

Nov 16, 2015

Congress was behind the Patel quota agitation: Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel

Ahead of the local body polls in the state, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel claimed that Congress leaders were behind the Patel quota agitation. #BJP #TheySaidIt #Gujarat CM #Anandiben Patel #Politics #India #Patel quota agitation
Sedition case: Hardik Patel's aides sent to custody till 1 November

Oct 29, 2015

Sedition case: Hardik Patel's aides sent to custody till 1 November

A local court on Thursday sent three close aides of the Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel to further police custody in connection with a case of sedition and waging war against the government. #NewsTracker #Sedition #Hardik Patel #Patel agitation #Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti