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Ahead of Gujarat polls, HC lifts ban on BJP leader Hardik Patel's entry into Mehsana district | India News

Forward of Gujarat polls, HC lifts ban on BJP chief Hardik Patel’s entry into Mehsana district | Information

Ahmedabad: With the Gujarat meeting elections 2022 simply across the nook, the Gujarat Excessive Court docket on Friday granted reduction to Bharatiya Janata Get together chief Hardik Patel by eradicating for a 12 months a bail situation prohibiting him from getting into the state’s Mehsana district. Patel was banned from getting into his dwelling district of Mehsana in a rioting case related with the 2015 Patidar quota stir. The younger Patidar chief had filed the bail modification petition on November 7 on the bottom that he wished to supply prayers on the temple of his “kuldevi” (native deity). The court docket of Justice SH Vora granted short-term reduction to Patel, “the bail situation that he is not going to enter his dwelling district Mehsana has been eliminated for a 12 months,” Patel’s lawyer Rafik Lokhandwala stated.

The BJP on Thursday named Hardik as its candidate from the Viramgam seat within the Ahmedabad district.

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The get together named its candidates for 84 of the 89 seats which can go to the polls within the first section on December 1 and 76 of 93 candidates going to the polls within the second section on December 5. 

A Gujarat court docket had, in July 2018, sentenced Patel and his aides Lalji Patel and AK Patel to 2 years in jail for rioting and arson that occurred on July 23, 2015 in Visnagar city through the Patidar reservation agitation.

On that day, a mob torched a automotive and vandalised the workplace of Visnagar BJP MLA Rishikesh Patel. The Gujarat Excessive Court docket had, in August 2018, suspended the decrease court docket’s order and granted him bail. The HC barred him from getting into Mehsana as a bail situation and this continued at the same time as his enchantment towards conviction stays pending earlier than the court docket.

Gujarat will vote in two phases on December 1 and eight. The counting of votes has been scheduled for December 8.

(With PTI inputs)

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