#YoHardikSoReserved: Twitter Mocks Patidar Leader Hardik Patel For Seeking Reservation

26/08/2015 4:32 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Hardik Patel (C), an organiser of the Patidar community, gathers with group members for a rally demanding 'Other Backward Class' (OBC) status in Ahmedabad on August 23, 2015. OBC members have urged the Gujarat government not to grant the Patel, or Patidar, community the status, which grants official protection of the members' social and educational development. AFP PHOTO / Sam PANTHAKY (Photo credit should read SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Even as Gujarat is teetering on violence and the government grapples with the agitation for reservations, a section of the Twitterati who appear to have a decidedly anti-reservation stance, have lampooned Hardik Patel, who's spearheading the Patel agitation for reservations within the Other Backward Classes.

For the past two months, Patel, a young commerce graduate, has been holding massive rallies in small towns and large cities, threatening to 'make or break the Gujarat government.'

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On Tuesday, Patel, the convener of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti, was briefly detained by the Ahmedabad police for staying on at the protest site for a hunger strike beyond the permitted time. He has now been released by the police.

But social media has been unsparing.

#YoHardikSoReserved has been trending on Twitter since Monday. Social media is mocking Patel and is now abuzz with conspiracy theories about him.

What Hardik Patel does:

What he should have done:

Things Hardik Patel is capable of:

He may be the hope for many:

And, since he is now a social media celeb, these are things that Twitter thinks must be named after him:

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