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Patidar leader Hardik Patel, who is on the second day of his indefinite hunger strike demanding a quota for the community, received support from parties like the TMC and the RJD on 27 August.

Apart from quota for Patidars in government jobs and education, Hardik Patel, who heads the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), has been demanding a loan waiver for farmers in the state.

Former railway minister and TMC leader Dinesh Trivedi, representatives of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) leader Jitan Ram Manjhi called on Hardik Patel on Sunday, 26 August, at his residence near Ahmedabad, the venue of the fast, to extend their support.

The Opposition Congress in Gujarat had already supported Hardik Patel's demands while criticising the BJP government.


Political Parties Lend Support to Hardik

Bharat Bhushan Mandal, an RJD representative, told PTI that his party stood with Hardik Patel in his fight.

"Hardik is emerging as a national leader as the state government is trying to suppress his demand strongly," Mandal said.

RJD leader and former Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav and others are likely to visit Hardik in the coming days, he said.

A medical team from a government hospital conducted his health check-up. A doctor, who was part of the team, said Hardik Patel's health is normal and that he was advised to take a liquid diet. His supporters sang 'bhajans' and observed a symbolic fast in his support at the venue.

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