Ahmedabad : Members of Electronic and Print Media today walked out and boycotted the press conference of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel following his rude behavior. Hardik had called the press conference at 1130 hrs at a restaurant to announce his future plan of action after the government foiled his ‘Ekta Yatra’ by arresting him from Surat on September 19. He had announced to suspend the ‘Ekta Yatra’ till the law and order in Gujarat was not restored.
Hardik arrived 45 minutes late, and when asked by the mediapersons why was he late, said, ”This is how it is going to be with me, if you don’t like this, you are free to leave.”
Offended thus, mediapersons decided to walk out and boycott his press conference. They tore the press release and threw it on Hardik’s face. Hardik has been using social media and interviews with Gujarati TV channels to spread his message and would never answer telephone calls, even from his supporters, not to mention representatives of the media.