Government withdraws remaining 144 cases against Patidars – Hardik Patel
Ahmedabad The Gujarat government has announced to withdraw 10 cases registered during the Patidar reservation movement. These include the case against the hard-working Congress president Hardik Patel, but the coup case against him will remain the same. Patidar leaders said that 144 cases would be registered even after this. Just before the Gujarat Assembly elections, the government of Chief Minister Bhupinder Patel has decided to withdraw 10 of the criminal cases registered during the Patidar quota agitation between 2015 and 2016. Among them is a case filed against the leader of the movement and working president of the Congress, Hardik Patel. The state Home Department and Law Department will attend the court hearing on April 15 to return the case.
The government has announced to withdraw 10 cases of Krishna Nagar, Ramol, Narol, Bapu Nagar, Sabarmati, Naroda, Ahmedabad Crime Branch and Railway Ahmedabad in Ahmedabad. Welcoming the withdrawal process, Hardik Patel said that the withdrawal of these 10 cases was announced by the then Chief Minister Anandi Ben Patel. Patidar leader Dinesh Bamania said there were still 144 cases registered against Patidar youth, while the movement’s new leader Alpesh Kathiria said the government had not initiated any new action.
Rain fell on Patidar leader Naresh Patel
Appreciating the government’s move, Sedser Temple Principal Trustee Jeram Vansjalia said that all cases registered during the agitation should be withdrawn. Asked about the entry of Khodaldham trustee Naresh Patel into politics, he said it would be his personal decision, adding that there was no difference between the two patidars. While Patidar leader Puppet Fatehpara said that Naresh Patel has made Khuddaldham an arena of politics. He is doing politics in the name of society. He has also written a letter to Umayya Dham and Sadsar Dham of Patidar Samaj and appealed to them not to allow Naresh Patel to enter the temple premises.