Some Lesser Known Facts About Hardik Patel
- Does Hardik Patel smoke?: Yes
- Does Hardik Patel drink alcohol?: Yes
- Hardik was an average student during his studies but he used to have a great amount of interest in cricket.
- He is said to have achieved below 50% marks in his B.Com.
- After completing his graduation, he was involved in his family business of water supply in the commercial sector.
- His father, Bharat Patel is a BJP worker from Viramgam.
- He started his social activist career by joining Sardar Patel Group (SPG), a Patidar youth group, and was the president of one of its unit.
- The idea that ignited him to raise the Patidar movement was that in July 2015, his sister, Monica didn’t qualified for a state government scholarship, which she could have achieved had she been under the Other Backward Class (OBC) quota. After which, he formed the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), a non-political organization to get Patidar caste under the OBC quota.