With no major cricketing events scheduled in the country during the Indian Premier League (IPL), Patidar’s family wanted to make use of the break he got from cricket and get him married
Both the high-profile openers, Kohli and Faf du Plessis, are big match players and will be itching to make an impact after low returns in the previous game.
Hardik was all praise for the BJP saying that the government led by the saffron party introduced 10 percent reservation which directly benefited the Patidar community.
In a letter to head Sonia Gandhi, he said, "Despite several atempts to steer the party in the right direction, the party has constantly been working against the intrest of my country and society."
Gujarat government must speed up withdrawal of quota cases against Patidars: Naresh Patel after meeting Hardik
Naresh Patel said while the BJP government is positively working towards withdrawal of cases against Patidar youths, it needs to expedite the procedure.
Despite a fighting half-century from Rahul Tripathi (58 from 37 balls), they eventually folded out for 125 in 19.2 overs with Wanindu Hasaranga claiming five wickets for 18 runs.
Addresses Patidar deity’s temple festival, terms the influential community as strong
Patidar, who has scored 861 runs with the help of seven half-centuries at an average of 30.75 and strike-rate of 138.64 in 31 T20s, had previously represented the RCB franchise four times.
Several cases were lodged against participants of the stir in different parts of the state at the time, including against spearhead Hardik Patel, who later joined the Congress.
The BJP government had promised to withdraw cases against Patidars youths during the Patidar reservation movement.
BJP government in Gujarat is planning an exercise to withdraw criminal cases against Patidars registered during the reservation movement of 2015.
Amit Shah made the remarks while participating in the foundation stone laying ceremony of a temple for Umiya Mata, the tutelary deity of the Kadva Patidar sect, in Ahmedabad.
The group that spearheaded the stir, the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), now headed by Alpesh Kathiriya, had on Monday called a meeting at Gandhinagar where it put forward its demands.
Rupani’s resignation also comes at a time when the opposition Congress is in disarray.
In 2015, Gujarat was rocked by widespread protests by the Patidar community which has been demanding quota in government jobs and education.