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The 25-year-old Patel quota spearhead ended his 19-day-long fast Wednesday which was undertaken to demand reservation for his community and loan waiver for the farmers of Gujarat.
Patel, meanwhile, also alleged in a tweet that a police officer had threatened to kill him when he was brought out of the hospital.
The 25-year-old started taking water which he had stopped since Thursday evening after the deadline issued by the PAAS to initiate talks with Gujarat government expired.
A war of words broke out between the BJP and the Congress following Congress in-charge for Gujarat Rajiv Satav's visit to Hardik Patel.
Patel had launched his strike in Ahmedabad on August 25 demanding reservations for the Patidar community under OBC category and also the waiver of farmer loans.
He also sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention to end the hunger strike by community leader Hardik Patel.
Hardik Patel had launched his hunger strike on August 25--the third anniversary of his mega pro-quota rally in Ahmedabad that had turned violent.
Tens and scores of his supporters are being detained across the state almost on a daily basis to prevent them from coming to Ahmedabad.
Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) has moved the court, alleging that police are not allowing people to meet him.
Patel's lawyers informed the court that he could not remain present today as he was on hunger strike at his house near Ahmedabad over the quota demand.
Apart from quota for Patidars in government jobs and education, Hardik, who heads the Patidar Anamant Andolan Samiti (PAAS), has been demanding a loan waiver for farmers in the state.
Various political parties, including the Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Trinamool Congress, have already extended their support to the 25-year-old quota spearhead.
Apart from some local Congress leaders and MLAs, Kapil Patil, a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council, met Hardik Patel at his residence near Ahmedabad.
The case was registered in April last year after Vastral BJP corporator Paresh Patel complained that the Patidar leader and several supporters created ruckus outside his house.
Apart from quota for Patidars in government jobs and education, Hardik Patel, who heads the Patidar Anamant Andolan Samiti (PAAS), has been demanding a loan waiver for farmers in the state.