Hardik Patel had risen to prominence when he led an agitation by the Patidar community in 2015
In what comes as a immense setback for the Congress, Patidar chief Hardik Patel could well maybe well no longer be ready to contest the nationwide elections because the Gujarat Excessive Court docket at this time time rejected his plea to set a preserve on his conviction in a 2015 rioting case. Below the Illustration of the Of us Act, a convicted individual cannot contest elections unless the conviction is stayed.
With April 4 being the closing date of filing of nominations in Gujarat, Hardik Patel has about a days todiscipline the judgement within the Supreme Court.
Hardik Patel, 25, blamed the BJP for him no longer being ready to contest polls, and talked about he’s going to campaign for the Congress – the celebration he joined earlier this month – across the country.
“We are capable of’t secure petrified. We are capable of preserve raising the troubles of the overall man with truth, non-violence and honesty. Shall be obvious the Congress kinds a government. For the celebration, I will campaign in Gujarat and across the country. My easiest fault is I didn’t bow down sooner than the BJP. Right here’s the of struggling with the government,” he used to be quoted by recordsdata agency ANI as asserting.
In July closing 365 days, Hardik Patel used to be sentenced to two years’ imprisonment for rioting and arson in Gujarat’s Visnagar city for the length of the 2015 Patidar quota agitation. He used to be granted bail and his sentence used to be suspended in August 2018 by the high court docket, nonetheless his conviction used to be no longer stayed.
The Patidar chief had moved the Excessive Court docket on March 8 for a preserve on his conviction, which used to be the day prior to this antagonistic by the BJP-led Gujarat government.
Hardik Patel had joined the Congresstwo weeks ago within the presence of celebration president Rahul Gandhi in Ahmedabad. He had additionally made his procedure to contest Lok Sabha elections from Gujarat’s Jamnagar constituency certain earlier this month. The Jamnagar Lok Sabha seat is currently represented by Poonamben Maadam of the BJP.
Hardik Patel had risen to prominence when he led an agitation by the Patidar community in 2015, traumatic that the community must quiet secure advantages of the quota for backward castes.
He had backed the Congress within the 2017 Gujarat assembly elections in which the celebration gave a stiff opponents to the BJP, a success 81 out of 182 assembly seats.
The Congress is eyeing the mountainous Patidar votes for the upcoming polls to revive the celebration that had drawn a blank within the Lok sabha Election 2014.
The BJP had won all 26 Lok Sabha seats within the old elections.
With inputs from companies
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