Hardik Patel will be face of Shiv Sena poll campaign in Gujarat: Uddhav Thackeray

182 constituencies of BJP-run state, for nearly two decades now, Gujarat will go to polls next year.

Hardik Patel will be face of Shiv Sena poll campaign in Gujarat: Uddhav Thackeray

Days after breaking off the alliance with BJP for civic polls, Shiv Sena today announced that Patidar quota stir leader Hardik Patel will be the party’s face in Gujarat Assembly polls.

Unsurprisingly, Sena aligned with Hardik Patel, who was the face of the quota stir in 2015. Patel-led "Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti" (PAAS) has been fighting for reservation for the powerful Patel community under the Other Backward Classes (OBC) quota in government jobs and educational institutions for more than a year.


Last month, the 23-year-old leader returned to Gujarat after six months in exile with a renewed vigour following his externment from the state on Gujarat High Court orders following sedition charges on him in July last year.

182 constituencies of BJP-run state, for nearly two decades now, Gujarat will go to polls next year.

However, Sena still continues to remain an alliance partner in the state and at Centre.

Notably, Patel, after coming out of jail, issued statements in support of Aam Aadmi Party national convener Arvind Kejriwal during his Gujarat visit. Patel also met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in Patna, where he hailed him as “the leader of 2019”.

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