Hardik Patel returns to Gujarat after six-month exile over sedition cases

When Hardik Patel was asked about his future strategies, he replied, �Strategy is meant to be executed when time comes, I cannot reveal it now.�

Hardik Patel returns to Gujarat after six-month exile over sedition cases

Patidar Andolan leader Hardik Patel has returned to Gujarat from Rajasthan after completing six-month exile imposed on him by the state high court in connection with two sedition cases.

The 23-year-old leader, the face of the Patidar agitation for reservation in government jobs and colleges, has left for Gujarat along with his supporters from Udaipur today morning.

The Patidar Ananmat Anadolan Samiti (PAAS) convenor for Gandhinagar Dinesh Bambhania and thousands of volunteers welcomed Hardik as he entered his home state through the Ratanpur border this afternoon and he headed to Himmatnagar town of Sabarkantha district to address a rally of Patel community.


Hardik vowed to get justice for his community. “I bow down to this land of great leaders and martyrs. I will always fight for my community to give them justice,” he said.

When Hardik was asked about his future strategies, he replied, “Strategy is meant to be executed when time comes, I cannot reveal it now.”

After addressing the rally, Hardik will meet former chief minister Keshubhai Patel, founder of the Gujarat Parivartan Party (GPP). Although the GPP merged with the BJP in 2014, Keshubhai recently lauded Hardik’s efforts at launching the stir for OBC quota in college admissions and government jobs.

On the other hand, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said that his government is ready to hold talks with Hardik and other stakeholders on the issue of reservation.