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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.
The Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti Patel (PAAS) president broke his hunger strike by drinking coconut water, given to him by Khodaldham Temple Trust Chief Naresh Patel and other patidar leaders.
Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat Tuesday urged Patidar leader Hardik Patel to end his indefinite fast, which continued on the 18th day.
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.
He was admitted to the Government Civil Hospital in Sola a day after he gave up even taking water in protest against the government ignoring his demands.
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.
Only trying to ensure peace at Hardik Patel's fast venue: Government to Gujarat High Court
The government told the Gujarat High Court that it was not trying to suppress or 'demoralise' the agitation of Patidar leader 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.
On Sunday, Patel sent back a government medical team in protest against the police baton charge on his supporters during the day. The 25-year-old had on August 24 given up drinking water.
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 has sat on fast at his house on the outskirts of the city since August 25 to press the demand of quota for the Patidar (Patel) community and a loan waiver for Gujarat farmers.
Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) has moved the court, alleging that police are not allowing people to meet him.