Supreme Court declines urgent hearing of Hardik Patel’s plea

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New Delhi, April 2: The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined urgent hearing of firebrand Patidar leader Hardik Patel’s plea a suspension of his conviction in a 2015 case relating to rioting, so that he can contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

Lower court at Mehsana, Gujarat had sentenced him to ‘ imprisonment in July last year, for rioting and arson in 2015, during the Patidar quota protests.

He had then approached Gujarat HC seeking suspension of his conviction so he can contest elections, but his plea was rejected.

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