Hardik Patel

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Hardik Patel said : "We have not been in power in the state for 30 years. If we do not understand Gujarat, young workers like us will be left disappointed. The party is slumping day by day and no one is paying attention," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, March 7, 2021 5:22:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “I was not there in a single screening (for tickets), nobody asked me during the ticket distribution. So, I said nothing,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “Had they asked me what is to be done, I would have given them the right advice,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel says : “In 2015, the entire results in Gujarat, be it of the taluka, district or nagarpalika, mahanagarpalika, was only because of the (quota) agitation and that the party (Congress) will have to accept… I tell the party leaders time and again that you need to understand the people who have come from the agitation because we are touring. Even today, my tours are constantly on. Not a single one of my tours has been decided by the PCC (Pradesh Congress Committee). Still, I am on my toes because I want to strengthen the party, whether someone else does or not. They (Congress leaders) might be wanting to pull me down, push me and bring me down. Let them, I will stand up again. Because, during the agitation, the BJP would bring me down and I would rise up,” External link

expressindia Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:41:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel says : “If you want to counter all these, come out on the streets and make your heads bloodied. Fight against the people in power, be bathed in blood. Not that you tell the SP (Superintendent of Police), ‘We will walk that much, then you can detain us.’ No. Let the SP do whatever he wants. If you have to march to the Governor’s place, march, be aggressive. If you do seva (service) you will get meva (fruit)” External link

expressindia Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:41:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said ( about Sardar Patel ) : “The people of Gujarat will not bear this insult to Sardar Patel,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said ( about Sardar Patel ) : “The people of Gujarat will not bear this insult to Sardar Patel,” External link

sinacom-en Wednesday, February 24, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said ( about Sardar Patel ) : “The people of Gujarat will not bear this insult to Sardar Patel,” External link

tribune Wednesday, February 24, 2021 5:14:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said ( about Sardar Patel ) : “The people of Gujarat will not bear this insult to Sardar Patel,” External link

reuters-af Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:40:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “Surprising factor is that among the number of seats they (BJP) have won uncontested, in 70 per cent of them our candidates’ forms in rural areas had been rejected by elections officials on the ground that they (the candidates) do not have toilets at home. Is it possible that a person fighting election of district or taluka panchayat does not have a toilet at home? A lot of our candidates have faced injustice on that point. We have initiated legal process to challenge the same,” External link

expressindia Saturday, February 20, 2021 5:19:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “According to CAG report 3,500 rape incidents have been registered in Gujarat in last three years, which proves that the claim of peace and security by the state government is incorrect. These incidents are proof of Parimalbhai’s words,” External link

timesofindia Friday, October 9, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel wrote : “In protest of rape cases in Gujarat and across the country, we had organised a Pratikar rally in Ahmedabad. However, two hours before the rally, I was detained from my house. I was kept under the watch of at least 30 police personnel for five hours and then released. Is it a crime to raise voice for our country’s sisters? (sic),” External link

expressindia Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “We will come out with solutions to these problems for the 2022 assembly elections,” External link

timesofindia Monday, July 13, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “There are 50 lakh unemployed youth in Gujarat… As many as three lakh posts in the state government are vacant but the government is not doing recruitment. If recruitment examinations are completed, results are not declared and for those recruitment drives where results were declared, postings have not been made,” External link

expressindia Sunday, July 12, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel told : “I am taking off in a car to cover 6,000 villages and take stock of their issues. And we shall win all the eight (Assembly) seats,” External link

expressindia Sunday, July 12, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “Most of the gym owners are having ordinary family background and run the gyms on rented property. During these three months, we had to pay the rent while also bearing other expenses like electricity bill without any income,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 26, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel added : “So far, we have remained silent, but now we are demanding to resume our services while adhering to any condition the government may impose on us. It will help us start our business and allow our staff to help sustain their families. Moreover, gyms can help the cause of fight against Covid-19 since it helps people increase their immunity,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 26, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel told : "In last one month, BJP was indulged in horse-trading. They spent Rs 140 crore to Rs 150 crore. Had they spent this money to buy ventilators we could have saved some lives. I believe that those people (MLAs) who cheated common people due to their greed of money went there (in BJP). People should beat them up with slippers," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, June 7, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel added : “The delivery was very risky because of her co-morbid condition and Covid infection. However, the hard work of doctors and nursing staff resulted in a happy ending,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel added : “The delivery was very risky because of her co-morbid condition and Covid infection. However, the hard work of doctors and nursing staff resulted in a happy ending,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, April 28, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “I started to give up. People kept saying, ‘You need Canadian experience.’ Companies want a local candidate. I understand that. Sometimes I didn’t even hear anything back at all. Not even a ‘no.’ So for about a month, I was so discouraged that I didn’t even apply to anything,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “I know some people who have just decided to go back home to India, and I understand why,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “I understand they want to make sure someone can do the job. So, allow people to do a one-year internship to prove that they can. Give them minimum wage. They get Canadian experience, the company gets a spot filled,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “I started to give up. People kept saying, ‘You need Canadian experience.’ Companies want a local candidate. I understand that. Sometimes I didn’t even hear anything back at all. Not even a ‘no.’ So for about a month, I was so discouraged that I didn’t even apply to anything,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, February 3, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “I know some people who have just decided to go back home to India, and I understand why,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, February 3, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “I understand they want to make sure someone can do the job. So, allow people to do a one-year internship to prove that they can. Give them minimum wage. They get Canadian experience, the company gets a spot filled,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, February 3, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “You should be proud that the country’s youngest IPS officer is a ‘musalman’ from Palanpur. This is the country’s identity and we should try to understand each other… Today I came here thinking that those sitting here today will become an IPS or IAS in the future and I will have the opportunity to felicitate them…We do want members of the Muslim community to occupy the top positions in the country,” External link

expressindia Monday, December 16, 2019 3:33:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “The Rs 700 crore compensation announced is the victory of the farmers’ agitation. However, the amount is like mere lollipop, as it can help only four lakh farmers, whereas there are 40 lakh affected farmers in the state,” “We demand that the state government grant 100% crop insurance to the farmers and wave off the farmers’ debts. If the government fails to meet our demands, we will take the agitation, ‘Khedut Satyagrah’, to all villages of the affected talukas of different districts,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 14, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel added : “If the villages collapse, the economy of the entire country will collapse,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 14, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “Farmers are committing suicide as they are not paid 100 per cent crop insurance. While we welcome the government’s move (relief package), we want prompt disbursement of crop insurance,” “The BJP government was forced to announce a package of ₹700 crore because of the Congress. We will continue our fight for the farmers in the coming days,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, November 13, 2019 5:35:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “There has been around 30 per cent increase in business. Earlier, I used to sell around 15 to 20 branded helmets every day. Over the past one week, this number has gone up to around 35,” External link

expressindia Monday, September 23, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : "Several committees and commissions are being set up. I hope that justice will be done. If needed I will come again with my lawyer," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:15:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : "the danger is not for those people (turncoats) but on the people who trusted them," "What if they are disillusioned by BJP in the next six months? Will they return to Congress? No one is questioning them," External link

dnaindia Friday, July 19, 2019 5:12:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : "People like leaders who fight against those who are in power. You got elected from Congress. You were popular, but that was because you were fighting against the government. Now you have switched to BJP. At a time when people of Gujarat are facing problems, you are praising the government. Radhanpur, from where Alpesh got elected is facing scarcity of water. There is scarcity in entire north Gujarat and Saurashtra. What is the point of blaming Congress here," External link

dnaindia Friday, July 19, 2019 5:12:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel asked : “By arresting only the operator of the coaching class, there is an attempt to cover up the investigation. Why the developers of the building and people who approved it are not being arrested?” “If such an incident had happened in a school, lives of many more children would have been lost. It requires detailed investigation as to who had given permission to run the coaching class in the building. Negligence on the part of officials belonging to municipal corporation, its fire department and electricity company needs to be investigated,” External link

timesofindia Monday, May 27, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel asked : “Is this an example of a ‘Smart City’ where the ladder of firefighters could not reach the fourth floor of the building to rescue the trapped students?” “If no action is taken against the mayor and responsible government officials, I will start an indefinite fast outside the municipal headquarters,” External link

timesofindia Monday, May 27, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : "Why have you arrested the tuition manager? Why have not you arrested the people who constructed this building illegally? The government is trying that people in collusion with it should not be arrested and this issue is pushed under the carpet by arresting anyone," External link

asianage Sunday, May 26, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “We worked hard. We fought elections with issues that concern the people but we lost. This is the victory of dishonesty against honesty,” External link

news18 Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “He is running away from the real issues,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel claimed : “Even their ( BJP ) candidates from various constituencies are seeking votes in Modi’s name as they don’t have any issue to talk about or flaunt the development in their constituency,” “Modi government snatched job opportunities from the youth instead of keeping its poll promise of providing 2 crore jobs,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : "He is running away from the real issues," External link

nampa Monday, May 13, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel adding : "We would be working to strengthen the country" External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 11, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : "Naturally, after the 10 per cent reservation was granted by the central government, there cannot be any agitation (for a separate quota for Patidar community). If we still agitate over the demand, we will be accused of playing politics over the issue," External link

dnaindia Thursday, May 2, 2019 3:45:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel clarified : "The agitation has been slowed down, not called off," External link

dnaindia Thursday, May 2, 2019 3:45:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel says : "Chowkidaar dhoondhna hoga toh mein Nepal chala jaaunga, mujhe desh mein PM chahiye jo iss desh ke arthvyavastha ko, shiksha ko, yuvaon, jawanon ko mazboot kar sake. Mujhe chowkidar nahi pradhan mantri chahiye," External link

outlookindia Wednesday, April 24, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel asserted : “However, this country needs a Prime Minister who would work towards strengthening the economy and bringing the youths together,” External link

india Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : "This is the handiwork of the BJP. They do not want me to campaign. Yesterday they had send a man who slapped me and today they send goons to disturb the rally," External link

news18 Saturday, April 20, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “Even I requested the locals, who were beating him, to let him go and forgive him. I am sure that he was BJP’s man. This was an attempt to kill me. I could have been killed if he was carrying a gun today,” External link

expressindia Friday, April 19, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel told : "Congress party had given so much respect and power but he could not handle it. He started playing blame games," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, April 14, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "I will do 42 rallies and we will try to make Congress candidates win. Congress is in favour of the poor and farmers. Achhe din aayenge, Rahul Layenge (Good days will come, Rahul Gandhi will bring them)" External link

newindianexpress Sunday, April 14, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel told : "Congress party had given so much respect and power but he could not handle it. He started playing blame games," External link

mid-day Sunday, April 14, 2019 10:11:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "I will do 42 rallies and we will try to make Congress candidates win. Congress is in favour of the poor and farmers. Achhe din aayenge, Rahul Layenge (Good days will come, Rahul Gandhi will bring them)" External link

mid-day Sunday, April 14, 2019 10:11:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “If somebody did not vote for the BJP and voted for other party, shouldn’t they be given basic amenities? This is vindictive politics,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 14, 2019 7:22:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “If somebody did not vote for the BJP and voted for other party, shouldn’t they be given basic amenities? This is vindictive politics,” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 13, 2019 7:35:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel told : "The meeting has nothing to do with the Lok Sabha polls. Nothing political was discussed. Patidar leaders made a representation on various issues concerning the community. The government's response during the meeting was positive," External link

timesofindia Friday, April 12, 2019 7:31:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “Suddenly, the smoke started spreading and before we could react, there was an emergency situation,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, April 9, 2019 4:35:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : "This agitation ran for 55 days without a trace of violence, but when 20 lakh people turned up at the GMDC ground in Ahmedabad on 25 August, the state government instigated the violence as they (government) did not want us to stay in newspaper headlines," External link

firstpost Monday, April 8, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel claimed : "This registration of FIR and the action of the state government were mala fide and were with a view to suppress the voice of the masses," External link

newindianexpress Monday, April 1, 2019 9:41:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel wrote : “My only crime is that I have raised voice against the BJP. I will campaign for the Congress and we will form the government,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 1, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “If I do not get an order from the high court soon, I will have to move the Supreme Court,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 24, 2019 5:47:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : "One can be angry with the media, but the word he used is not right. You can discuss grievance with the media one-on-one, but making comments about parents from a public platform is unfortunate. He should have respect for the post of minister. He has anger for media," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 23, 2019 8:09:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel warned : “Give quota to Patels or the lotus will not bloom in 2017,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 18, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “People ask me why I chose the Congress and Rahul Gandhi. I chose Rahul Gandhi because he is honest. He does not believe in working like a dictator,” External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, March 16, 2019 10:39:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “People ask me why I chose the Congress and Rahul Gandhi. I chose Rahul Gandhi because he is honest. He does not believe in working like a dictator,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, March 16, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel added : "But the autocratic behaviour of BJP leaders have always been compelling the BJP workers to toil as labourers and BJP workers are there only for toiling. " External link

newindianexpress Friday, March 15, 2019 7:14:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel added : "But the autocratic behaviour of BJP leaders have always been compelling the BJP workers to toil as labourers and BJP workers are there only for toiling. " External link

greaterkashmir Friday, March 15, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “People ask me why I chose Congress and Rahul Gandhi. I chose him because he is honest. He does not believe in working like a dictator. I joined him because he does not believe in divisive politics and the politics of hatred,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:13:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “We have already been fighting the BJP government. Now, we will fight against the people who are against the Constitution. It is our ethical responsibility to remove these people from power, who have been politicizing issues related to our defence, farmers and youth,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:13:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel added : “I would also like to state that if there is no legal hindrance and the party decides to field me in electoral politics, I would abide by the party’s decision and contest the elections,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, March 12, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “To give shape to my intentions, to serve the society and the country at large, I have decided to join the Indian National Congress, the oldest political party of India on 12th March 2019 in the presence of its national president Rahul Gandhi and other seniors leaders,” “I would also like to state that if there is no legal hindrance and the party decides to field me in electoral politics, I would abide by the party’s decision and contest the elections,” External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, March 11, 2019 6:01:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel told ( about Congress Working Committee ) : “I am joining the Congress, but have not decided the date. My priority is to join on March 12,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT



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Rajeev Satav said ( about Hardik Patel ) : “Hardik Patel is a young leader with a massive following in the State. His appointment will strengthen the organisational base of the party in Gujarat,” External link

thehindu Saturday, July 11, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Atul Patel said ( about Hardik Patel ) : “People are spreading rumor. Hardik is with Congress and will continue to be in Congress,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, March 3, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Priyanka Vadra said ( about Hardik Patel ) : “The BJP is repeatedly harassing Hardik Patel, who fights for the rights of farmers and employment for youths. Hardik has raised the people’s voice, asked for jobs for them, and made demands for scholarships. He also launched a farmers’ movement. The BJP is terming all this as sedition,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Priyanka Vadra said ( about Hardik Patel ) : "BJP is repeatedly harassing Hardik Patel, who fights for the rights of farmers and employment for youths. Hardik has raised the people's voice, asked for jobs for them, make the demand for the scholarship. Launched farmers' movement. BJP is terming all this as sedition," External link

business-standard Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Manish Doshi said ( about Hardik Patel ) : "Our website was hacked. Someone put a photo of Hardik Patel on it. We have shut down the website immediately. It will become online soon. This might be the handiwork of those who did not like Hardik's entry into the Congress," External link

ibtimes-in Saturday, March 16, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Vijay Rupani said ( about Hardik Patel ) : "We have been saying this, and now it has been proved that Hardik is a design of Congress party. His agitation was at the behest of the Congress. He has cheated his community, misled youth. He would get a befitting reply from the Patidar community if he stood for polls," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 10, 2019 10:05:00 PM EAT

Vijay Rupani said ( about Hardik Patel ) : "We have been saying this, and now it has been proved that Hardik is a design of Congress party. His agitation was at the behest of the Congress. He has cheated his community, misled youth. He would get a befitting reply from the Patidar community if he stood for polls," External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, March 10, 2019 9:27:00 PM EAT

Vijay Rupani said ( about Hardik Patel ) : “We have been saying this, and now it has been proved that Hardik is a design of Congress party. His agitation was at the behest of the Congress. He has cheated his community, misled youth. He would get a befitting reply from the Patidar community if he stood for polls,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, March 10, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT

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Hardik Patel said : "We have not been in power in the state for 30 years. If we do not understand Gujarat, young workers like us will be left disappointed. The party is slumping day by day and no one is paying attention," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, March 7, 2021 5:22:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “I was not there in a single screening (for tickets), nobody asked me during the ticket distribution. So, I said nothing,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “Had they asked me what is to be done, I would have given them the right advice,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:37:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel says : “In 2015, the entire results in Gujarat, be it of the taluka, district or nagarpalika, mahanagarpalika, was only because of the (quota) agitation and that the party (Congress) will have to accept… I tell the party leaders time and again that you need to understand the people who have come from the agitation because we are touring. Even today, my tours are constantly on. Not a single one of my tours has been decided by the PCC (Pradesh Congress Committee). Still, I am on my toes because I want to strengthen the party, whether someone else does or not. They (Congress leaders) might be wanting to pull me down, push me and bring me down. Let them, I will stand up again. Because, during the agitation, the BJP would bring me down and I would rise up,” External link

expressindia Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:41:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel says : “If you want to counter all these, come out on the streets and make your heads bloodied. Fight against the people in power, be bathed in blood. Not that you tell the SP (Superintendent of Police), ‘We will walk that much, then you can detain us.’ No. Let the SP do whatever he wants. If you have to march to the Governor’s place, march, be aggressive. If you do seva (service) you will get meva (fruit)” External link

expressindia Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:41:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said ( about Sardar Patel ) : “The people of Gujarat will not bear this insult to Sardar Patel,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, February 25, 2021 9:30:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said ( about Sardar Patel ) : “The people of Gujarat will not bear this insult to Sardar Patel,” External link

sinacom-en Wednesday, February 24, 2021 8:29:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said ( about Sardar Patel ) : “The people of Gujarat will not bear this insult to Sardar Patel,” External link

tribune Wednesday, February 24, 2021 5:14:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said ( about Sardar Patel ) : “The people of Gujarat will not bear this insult to Sardar Patel,” External link

reuters-af Wednesday, February 24, 2021 3:40:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “Surprising factor is that among the number of seats they (BJP) have won uncontested, in 70 per cent of them our candidates’ forms in rural areas had been rejected by elections officials on the ground that they (the candidates) do not have toilets at home. Is it possible that a person fighting election of district or taluka panchayat does not have a toilet at home? A lot of our candidates have faced injustice on that point. We have initiated legal process to challenge the same,” External link

expressindia Saturday, February 20, 2021 5:19:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “According to CAG report 3,500 rape incidents have been registered in Gujarat in last three years, which proves that the claim of peace and security by the state government is incorrect. These incidents are proof of Parimalbhai’s words,” External link

timesofindia Friday, October 9, 2020 1:56:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel wrote : “In protest of rape cases in Gujarat and across the country, we had organised a Pratikar rally in Ahmedabad. However, two hours before the rally, I was detained from my house. I was kept under the watch of at least 30 police personnel for five hours and then released. Is it a crime to raise voice for our country’s sisters? (sic),” External link

expressindia Thursday, October 8, 2020 12:04:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “We will come out with solutions to these problems for the 2022 assembly elections,” External link

timesofindia Monday, July 13, 2020 2:14:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “There are 50 lakh unemployed youth in Gujarat… As many as three lakh posts in the state government are vacant but the government is not doing recruitment. If recruitment examinations are completed, results are not declared and for those recruitment drives where results were declared, postings have not been made,” External link

expressindia Sunday, July 12, 2020 7:55:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel told : “I am taking off in a car to cover 6,000 villages and take stock of their issues. And we shall win all the eight (Assembly) seats,” External link

expressindia Sunday, July 12, 2020 12:49:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “Most of the gym owners are having ordinary family background and run the gyms on rented property. During these three months, we had to pay the rent while also bearing other expenses like electricity bill without any income,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 26, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel added : “So far, we have remained silent, but now we are demanding to resume our services while adhering to any condition the government may impose on us. It will help us start our business and allow our staff to help sustain their families. Moreover, gyms can help the cause of fight against Covid-19 since it helps people increase their immunity,” External link

expressindia Friday, June 26, 2020 11:36:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel told : "In last one month, BJP was indulged in horse-trading. They spent Rs 140 crore to Rs 150 crore. Had they spent this money to buy ventilators we could have saved some lives. I believe that those people (MLAs) who cheated common people due to their greed of money went there (in BJP). People should beat them up with slippers," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, June 7, 2020 11:16:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel added : “The delivery was very risky because of her co-morbid condition and Covid infection. However, the hard work of doctors and nursing staff resulted in a happy ending,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, April 28, 2020 11:35:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel added : “The delivery was very risky because of her co-morbid condition and Covid infection. However, the hard work of doctors and nursing staff resulted in a happy ending,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, April 28, 2020 3:16:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “I started to give up. People kept saying, ‘You need Canadian experience.’ Companies want a local candidate. I understand that. Sometimes I didn’t even hear anything back at all. Not even a ‘no.’ So for about a month, I was so discouraged that I didn’t even apply to anything,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “I know some people who have just decided to go back home to India, and I understand why,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “I understand they want to make sure someone can do the job. So, allow people to do a one-year internship to prove that they can. Give them minimum wage. They get Canadian experience, the company gets a spot filled,” External link

TorontoStar Tuesday, February 4, 2020 4:42:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “I started to give up. People kept saying, ‘You need Canadian experience.’ Companies want a local candidate. I understand that. Sometimes I didn’t even hear anything back at all. Not even a ‘no.’ So for about a month, I was so discouraged that I didn’t even apply to anything,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, February 3, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “I know some people who have just decided to go back home to India, and I understand why,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, February 3, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “I understand they want to make sure someone can do the job. So, allow people to do a one-year internship to prove that they can. Give them minimum wage. They get Canadian experience, the company gets a spot filled,” External link

TorontoStar Monday, February 3, 2020 1:35:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “You should be proud that the country’s youngest IPS officer is a ‘musalman’ from Palanpur. This is the country’s identity and we should try to understand each other… Today I came here thinking that those sitting here today will become an IPS or IAS in the future and I will have the opportunity to felicitate them…We do want members of the Muslim community to occupy the top positions in the country,” External link

expressindia Monday, December 16, 2019 3:33:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “The Rs 700 crore compensation announced is the victory of the farmers’ agitation. However, the amount is like mere lollipop, as it can help only four lakh farmers, whereas there are 40 lakh affected farmers in the state,” “We demand that the state government grant 100% crop insurance to the farmers and wave off the farmers’ debts. If the government fails to meet our demands, we will take the agitation, ‘Khedut Satyagrah’, to all villages of the affected talukas of different districts,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 14, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel added : “If the villages collapse, the economy of the entire country will collapse,” External link

timesofindia Thursday, November 14, 2019 2:54:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “Farmers are committing suicide as they are not paid 100 per cent crop insurance. While we welcome the government’s move (relief package), we want prompt disbursement of crop insurance,” “The BJP government was forced to announce a package of ₹700 crore because of the Congress. We will continue our fight for the farmers in the coming days,” External link

Hindu Wednesday, November 13, 2019 5:35:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “There has been around 30 per cent increase in business. Earlier, I used to sell around 15 to 20 branded helmets every day. Over the past one week, this number has gone up to around 35,” External link

expressindia Monday, September 23, 2019 12:15:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : "Several committees and commissions are being set up. I hope that justice will be done. If needed I will come again with my lawyer," External link

dnaindia Tuesday, September 17, 2019 5:15:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : "the danger is not for those people (turncoats) but on the people who trusted them," "What if they are disillusioned by BJP in the next six months? Will they return to Congress? No one is questioning them," External link

dnaindia Friday, July 19, 2019 5:12:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : "People like leaders who fight against those who are in power. You got elected from Congress. You were popular, but that was because you were fighting against the government. Now you have switched to BJP. At a time when people of Gujarat are facing problems, you are praising the government. Radhanpur, from where Alpesh got elected is facing scarcity of water. There is scarcity in entire north Gujarat and Saurashtra. What is the point of blaming Congress here," External link

dnaindia Friday, July 19, 2019 5:12:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel asked : “By arresting only the operator of the coaching class, there is an attempt to cover up the investigation. Why the developers of the building and people who approved it are not being arrested?” “If such an incident had happened in a school, lives of many more children would have been lost. It requires detailed investigation as to who had given permission to run the coaching class in the building. Negligence on the part of officials belonging to municipal corporation, its fire department and electricity company needs to be investigated,” External link

timesofindia Monday, May 27, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel asked : “Is this an example of a ‘Smart City’ where the ladder of firefighters could not reach the fourth floor of the building to rescue the trapped students?” “If no action is taken against the mayor and responsible government officials, I will start an indefinite fast outside the municipal headquarters,” External link

timesofindia Monday, May 27, 2019 11:41:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : "Why have you arrested the tuition manager? Why have not you arrested the people who constructed this building illegally? The government is trying that people in collusion with it should not be arrested and this issue is pushed under the carpet by arresting anyone," External link

asianage Sunday, May 26, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “We worked hard. We fought elections with issues that concern the people but we lost. This is the victory of dishonesty against honesty,” External link

news18 Thursday, May 23, 2019 12:44:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “He is running away from the real issues,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel claimed : “Even their ( BJP ) candidates from various constituencies are seeking votes in Modi’s name as they don’t have any issue to talk about or flaunt the development in their constituency,” “Modi government snatched job opportunities from the youth instead of keeping its poll promise of providing 2 crore jobs,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, May 14, 2019 8:35:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : "He is running away from the real issues," External link

nampa Monday, May 13, 2019 9:03:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel adding : "We would be working to strengthen the country" External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 11, 2019 2:06:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : "Naturally, after the 10 per cent reservation was granted by the central government, there cannot be any agitation (for a separate quota for Patidar community). If we still agitate over the demand, we will be accused of playing politics over the issue," External link

dnaindia Thursday, May 2, 2019 3:45:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel clarified : "The agitation has been slowed down, not called off," External link

dnaindia Thursday, May 2, 2019 3:45:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel says : "Chowkidaar dhoondhna hoga toh mein Nepal chala jaaunga, mujhe desh mein PM chahiye jo iss desh ke arthvyavastha ko, shiksha ko, yuvaon, jawanon ko mazboot kar sake. Mujhe chowkidar nahi pradhan mantri chahiye," External link

outlookindia Wednesday, April 24, 2019 2:22:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel asserted : “However, this country needs a Prime Minister who would work towards strengthening the economy and bringing the youths together,” External link

india Tuesday, April 23, 2019 1:05:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : "This is the handiwork of the BJP. They do not want me to campaign. Yesterday they had send a man who slapped me and today they send goons to disturb the rally," External link

news18 Saturday, April 20, 2019 9:34:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “Even I requested the locals, who were beating him, to let him go and forgive him. I am sure that he was BJP’s man. This was an attempt to kill me. I could have been killed if he was carrying a gun today,” External link

expressindia Friday, April 19, 2019 11:32:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel told : "Congress party had given so much respect and power but he could not handle it. He started playing blame games," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, April 14, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "I will do 42 rallies and we will try to make Congress candidates win. Congress is in favour of the poor and farmers. Achhe din aayenge, Rahul Layenge (Good days will come, Rahul Gandhi will bring them)" External link

newindianexpress Sunday, April 14, 2019 3:46:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel told : "Congress party had given so much respect and power but he could not handle it. He started playing blame games," External link

mid-day Sunday, April 14, 2019 10:11:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : "I will do 42 rallies and we will try to make Congress candidates win. Congress is in favour of the poor and farmers. Achhe din aayenge, Rahul Layenge (Good days will come, Rahul Gandhi will bring them)" External link

mid-day Sunday, April 14, 2019 10:11:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “If somebody did not vote for the BJP and voted for other party, shouldn’t they be given basic amenities? This is vindictive politics,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 14, 2019 7:22:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “If somebody did not vote for the BJP and voted for other party, shouldn’t they be given basic amenities? This is vindictive politics,” External link

expressindia Saturday, April 13, 2019 7:35:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel told : "The meeting has nothing to do with the Lok Sabha polls. Nothing political was discussed. Patidar leaders made a representation on various issues concerning the community. The government's response during the meeting was positive," External link

timesofindia Friday, April 12, 2019 7:31:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “Suddenly, the smoke started spreading and before we could react, there was an emergency situation,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, April 9, 2019 4:35:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : "This agitation ran for 55 days without a trace of violence, but when 20 lakh people turned up at the GMDC ground in Ahmedabad on 25 August, the state government instigated the violence as they (government) did not want us to stay in newspaper headlines," External link

firstpost Monday, April 8, 2019 9:42:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel claimed : "This registration of FIR and the action of the state government were mala fide and were with a view to suppress the voice of the masses," External link

newindianexpress Monday, April 1, 2019 9:41:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel wrote : “My only crime is that I have raised voice against the BJP. I will campaign for the Congress and we will form the government,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 1, 2019 2:52:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “If I do not get an order from the high court soon, I will have to move the Supreme Court,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 24, 2019 5:47:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : "One can be angry with the media, but the word he used is not right. You can discuss grievance with the media one-on-one, but making comments about parents from a public platform is unfortunate. He should have respect for the post of minister. He has anger for media," External link

business-standard Saturday, March 23, 2019 8:09:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel warned : “Give quota to Patels or the lotus will not bloom in 2017,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 18, 2019 6:22:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “People ask me why I chose the Congress and Rahul Gandhi. I chose Rahul Gandhi because he is honest. He does not believe in working like a dictator,” External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, March 16, 2019 10:39:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “People ask me why I chose the Congress and Rahul Gandhi. I chose Rahul Gandhi because he is honest. He does not believe in working like a dictator,” External link

financialexpress Saturday, March 16, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel added : "But the autocratic behaviour of BJP leaders have always been compelling the BJP workers to toil as labourers and BJP workers are there only for toiling. " External link

newindianexpress Friday, March 15, 2019 7:14:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel added : "But the autocratic behaviour of BJP leaders have always been compelling the BJP workers to toil as labourers and BJP workers are there only for toiling. " External link

greaterkashmir Friday, March 15, 2019 5:58:00 PM EAT

Hardik Patel said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “People ask me why I chose Congress and Rahul Gandhi. I chose him because he is honest. He does not believe in working like a dictator. I joined him because he does not believe in divisive politics and the politics of hatred,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:13:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said : “We have already been fighting the BJP government. Now, we will fight against the people who are against the Constitution. It is our ethical responsibility to remove these people from power, who have been politicizing issues related to our defence, farmers and youth,” External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 13, 2019 5:13:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel added : “I would also like to state that if there is no legal hindrance and the party decides to field me in electoral politics, I would abide by the party’s decision and contest the elections,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, March 12, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel said ( about Rahul Gandhi ) : “To give shape to my intentions, to serve the society and the country at large, I have decided to join the Indian National Congress, the oldest political party of India on 12th March 2019 in the presence of its national president Rahul Gandhi and other seniors leaders,” “I would also like to state that if there is no legal hindrance and the party decides to field me in electoral politics, I would abide by the party’s decision and contest the elections,” External link

news-yahoo-in Monday, March 11, 2019 6:01:00 AM EAT

Hardik Patel told ( about Congress Working Committee ) : “I am joining the Congress, but have not decided the date. My priority is to join on March 12,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 7, 2019 10:22:00 PM EAT



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Rajeev Satav said ( about Hardik Patel ) : “Hardik Patel is a young leader with a massive following in the State. His appointment will strengthen the organisational base of the party in Gujarat,” External link

thehindu Saturday, July 11, 2020 7:50:00 PM EAT

Atul Patel said ( about Hardik Patel ) : “People are spreading rumor. Hardik is with Congress and will continue to be in Congress,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, March 3, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Priyanka Vadra said ( about Hardik Patel ) : “The BJP is repeatedly harassing Hardik Patel, who fights for the rights of farmers and employment for youths. Hardik has raised the people’s voice, asked for jobs for them, and made demands for scholarships. He also launched a farmers’ movement. The BJP is terming all this as sedition,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 19, 2020 10:39:00 AM EAT

Priyanka Vadra said ( about Hardik Patel ) : "BJP is repeatedly harassing Hardik Patel, who fights for the rights of farmers and employment for youths. Hardik has raised the people's voice, asked for jobs for them, make the demand for the scholarship. Launched farmers' movement. BJP is terming all this as sedition," External link

business-standard Sunday, January 19, 2020 9:38:00 AM EAT

Manish Doshi said ( about Hardik Patel ) : "Our website was hacked. Someone put a photo of Hardik Patel on it. We have shut down the website immediately. It will become online soon. This might be the handiwork of those who did not like Hardik's entry into the Congress," External link

ibtimes-in Saturday, March 16, 2019 11:14:00 AM EAT

Vijay Rupani said ( about Hardik Patel ) : "We have been saying this, and now it has been proved that Hardik is a design of Congress party. His agitation was at the behest of the Congress. He has cheated his community, misled youth. He would get a befitting reply from the Patidar community if he stood for polls," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 10, 2019 10:05:00 PM EAT

Vijay Rupani said ( about Hardik Patel ) : "We have been saying this, and now it has been proved that Hardik is a design of Congress party. His agitation was at the behest of the Congress. He has cheated his community, misled youth. He would get a befitting reply from the Patidar community if he stood for polls," External link

news-yahoo-in Sunday, March 10, 2019 9:27:00 PM EAT

Vijay Rupani said ( about Hardik Patel ) : “We have been saying this, and now it has been proved that Hardik is a design of Congress party. His agitation was at the behest of the Congress. He has cheated his community, misled youth. He would get a befitting reply from the Patidar community if he stood for polls,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, March 10, 2019 7:40:00 PM EAT