New faces

Three challengers

Print edition : December 08, 2017

Hardik Patel at the Kranti rally on August 25, 2015, in Ahmedabad. Photo: SAM PANTHAKY/AFP

Alpesh Thakor, who recently joined the Congress. Photo: Vijay Soneji

In Ahmedabad on August 5, 2016, Jignesh Mevani at the Dalit Asmita Yatra that travelled from Ahmedabad to Una to protest against the assault on four Dalits by people who claimed to be "gau rakshaks". Photo: Vijay Soneji

Three young leaders, Hardik Patel, Alpesh Thakor and Jignesh Mevani, determined to dethrone the BJP in Gujarat, have already changed the politics of the State, which has seen unchallenged rule by the party for over two decades.
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