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Patidar leader Hardik Patel tied the nuptial knot with Kinjal Parikh on January 27 in a simple wedding ceremony at Meldi Mata temple in Surendranagar district of Gujarat. The ceremony was attended by the couple’s close friends and relatives. Kinjal, who is Hardik’s childhood friend, is a commerce graduate and is currently pursuing law.
While Hardik’s native place is Chandan Nagari, a village near Viramgam of Ahmedabad dictrict, Kinjal is a native of Viramgam and her family stays in Surat. Kinjal’s father Dilip Patel is a businessman and deals with real estates.
Speaking to the media after the wedding rituals, Hardik said, “This is the beginning of a second innings of my family life. My resolution will be to ensure everyone gets equal opportunity. The demand that men and women should get equal rights will continue; I promise my wife the same, together we will fight for ‘Navnirman’ of the country.” Hardik added, “Our (collective) resolution is to fight collectively for the truth, for the people and for equal rights.”