Amidst the ongoing propaganda in favour of and against Hardik Patel, one person who is actually gaining popularity is Rohit Pandey who has become ‘internet-face’ of the pro-reservation movement in Gujarat.
The 22-year-old man permanently drives the car of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and is an active member of the Aam Aadmi Party.
[caption id="attachment_115874" align="aligncenter" width="447"] Yes, the person at left is Rohit Pandey, an AAP worker.[/caption]
Hardik Patel is an activist who has organised many rallies to gain support on reservation for Patel community in the BJP-ruled state of Gujarat. However, a picture showing Rohit Pandey driving Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s car has gone viral on social media claiming that the former was none other than Hardik Patel, an 'AAP-backed' man.
A private news channel also showed Pandey’s picture as “Patel inciting violence in Ahmedabad?” on its matinee bulletin. A twitter handle also shared a snapshot of a news channel showing Rohit Pandey's picture as Hardik Patel.
The truth, however, is that the picture which is now everywhere on social media and WhatsApp, is of Rohit Pandey who belongs to Uttar Pradesh’s Mainpuri district.
Pandey’s Facebook profile indroduces him as a “Personal Assistant to Delhi CM.” Pandey accompanies the Delhi CM everywhere as his personal driver, even during his inter-state visits.
When contacted, Pandey refused to say anything on the controversy.
He is the same person who drove the famous blue WagonR car of the Delhi Chief Minister.