Reservation politics in India: From Gujjars, Jats, Patidars to Marathas, communities line up for their piece of caste-based quota pie
Marathas are the latest addition to a list of communities in India who have demanded reservation (or quota) in jobs and education, but many have debated that offering quota to communities without going over its merits dilutes the purpose of having a quota system for backward castes.
Patels can swing balance in Gujarat as mishandling of Patidar agitation, Hardik Patel return to haunt BJP
Hurt by Patels' anger, the BJP in Gujarat is now putting it money on the OBCs as well as the tribals, who along with Patels account for 60 percent of total votes in the state
Gujarat Police files charges against 16 in trafficking racket busted in 2017; accused helped 52 illegally enter Canada
The racket was busted in 2017 when one of the victims, Komal Dabgar, was deported from Canada after the authorities found that her passport was fake.
Dhoraji is the only Assembly constituency on which Congress has fielded a leader from Hardik Patel-led PAAS.
Gujarat polls: BJP relying on Narendra Modi's vision as prime minister and past performance as chief minister
Gujaratis are being offered the liberty of choosing between Modi who rode to the high seat in New Delhi based on the brand equity he cultivated as chief minister, and the Modi who has been ruling India for past three years.
Gujarat election 2017: Here’s what you should know about Modi’s two stalwart predecessors in Gujarat
Narendra Modi is mostly a sui generis politician. In simple language, one of a kind, in a class by himself. But there are two former chief ministers of Gujarat whose tricks and tactics must have gone into the making of Modi. Consider it this way: When a younger Modi, as BJP state unit organisational secretary, was trying to make space for the party, he had to contend with these two gentlemen more than the rest.
The two Patels of Gujarat: Reshma Patel, Hardik's former aide, arrives on the battlefield as BJP's knight in shining armour
The articulate and vocal Patidar leader Reshma Patel, in the political context, has emerged as BJP's counter to Hardik Patel.
Quota spearhead Hardik Patel's key aides — Varun Patel and Reshma Patel — have joined the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in poll-bound Gujarat
Gujarat Assembly polls: Congress invites Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakor, Jignesh Mevani to join forces to defeat BJP
Hoping to garner support of various communities in Gujarat polls, Congress on Saturday invited Patidar quota stir spearhead Hardik Patel, Thakor community leader Alpesh Thakor and dalit leader Jignesh Mevani to join hands
Hamid Ansari replied: "Yes, it is a correct assessment, from all I hear from different quarters, the country; I hear the same thing in Bengaluru that I have heard from other parts of the country, I hear more about in North India, there is a feeling of unease, a sense of insecurity is creeping in."
The Gujarat government will hold talks with Patel quota agitators and other community leaders in the coming days to resolve the sensitive issue "at the earliest", deputy chief minister Nitin Patel said on Sunday
Upset with the Gujarat government for not doing anything for youths, a member of Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) on Sunday hurled a shoe at Union minister Mansukh Mandaviya at a function in Vallabhipur town in Bhavnagar district
Asserting that defeating the BJP in Gujarat is his prime aim, quota agitation leader Hardik Patel hinted that he may consider supporting the Congress in the Assembly polls to reach the goal.
In an apparent bid to win the sympathy of agitating Patel community ahead of assembly polls, Gujarat Congress on Tuesday announced formation of a body with an aim to provide them "support and guidance".
Setting a target of 150 Assembly seats for the Gujarat unit of Bharatiya Janata Party, party president Amit Shah might have set the pitch for the forthcoming Assembly elections but how the BJP will achieve this target amidst conditions that are not too favourable for them remains to be seen.
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The development comes after three close aides of Patel snapped ties recently on similar allegations and that of financial bungling.
For the past few months the Gujarat government was stuck between the Constitution and Hardik Patel. It has finally found a solution by getting on the right side of Patel and on the wrong side of the Constitution.
Condemning the "police assault" on Patidar community, senior AAP leader Ashutosh said the "Gujarat government has no business to continue."
Besides Vitthal Radadiya, Jairam Patel and Hardik Patel's father Bharat Patel were also part of the delegation that met Anandiben Patel.