How Patels emerged as the X-factor in Gujarat elections - News Summed Up

How Patels emerged as the X-factor in Gujarat elections


PAAS convener Hardik Patel with his supporters during an election rally in Surat. Photo: PTIRajkot/Morbi: “P for Patels, P for Power” is a slogan that is often used by the Patel community in Gujarat to describe themselves. Patels have a high concentration in both Saurashtra and central Gujarat and are largely divided into Leuvas and Kadvas with the former in majority. While the BJP has nominated 50 Patels in Gujarat elections, the Congress has nominated 41, according to PTI reports. “Politically, it is the first instance in recent history where we are seeing such divergence in the Patidar community of this kind.


Source: Mint December 07, 2017 02:26 UTC


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