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Hardik Patel, the Patidar leader from Gujarat is reportedly missing for the past 20 days. His wife Kinjal Patel accused the Gujarat administration of targeting her husband.
“My husband is missing for the past 20 days, we have no information regarding his whereabouts. We are deeply pained by his absence and want the people to think whether they can bear this kind of separation,” Kinjal alleges in a video shared on the internet.
“In 2017, this government was saying that all cases on Patidars will be taken back. Then why are they targeting Hardik alone, why not the two other leaders of the Patidar movement who joined BJP,” she alleged. “This government does not want Hardik to meet and interact with the people and stop raising the issues of the public,” Kinjal says.
Hardik Patel missing since last 20 days, alleges Patidar leader's wife Kinjal Patel
— ANI Digital (@ani_digital) February 14, 2020
Though the whereabouts of Hardik Patel are now known, he had last congratulated Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal upon his victory in the Assembly elections. That message had come through his verified handle on Twitter on February 11.
Earlier on February 10 through social media, Patel had accused the Gujarat government of trying to lock him up in jail. This, since the panchayat polls were drawing near.
In his tweet, Patel said, “Four years ago Gujarat Police filed a false case against me, during the Lok Sabha elections I asked the Ahmedabad Police Commissioner for the details of cases against me, but this case was not against me. Fifteen days back, the police arrived at my house to take me into custody, but I was not in my house,” Patel’s tweet.
“Hearing on my anticipatory bail petition is ongoing in this false case in the high court. Many non-bailable warrants have also been issued against me. Panchayat elections are drawing near in Gujarat, that is why BJP wants to lock me up in jail. I will continue the fight of the public against BJP. Will meet soon, Jai Hind,” his second tweet read.