Congress leader Hardik Patel will not be able to contest the Lok Sabha elections. The Gujarat High Court on Saturday refused to suspend his sentence in the 2015 Mehsana riot case.
Hardik has recently joined the Congress. It was believed that the party could give him ticket from Jamnagar. Hardik has already announced to contest the Lok Sabha elections. According to the People’s Representation Act, 1951, due to hearty punishment, the Lok Sabha elections will not be able to contest.
Session court sentenced to two years
On July 23, 2015 there was a riot in Mehsana during the Patidar reservation movement. In fact, Mehsana Patidar was a stronghold of the movement and it started with the meeting of the Visnagar. Subsequently, BJP MLA Rishikesh Patel’s office was demolished. In this case, the court sent Hardik Patel, Lalji Patel and AK Patel to the sessions court in July 2018 for two-two years. In this case 14 accused were acquitted. However, the court later granted bail to all the culprits.
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