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Gopal Gordhanbhai Italia

(1989-07-21) July 21, 1989 (age 34)
Botad, Gujarat, India
EducationDegree in Political Science
Alma materGujarat University
  • Social Activist
  • Politician
Known for
  • Kayda Katha
  • Patidar reservation agitation
Political partyAam Aadmi Party

Gopal Gordhanbhai Italia (born 21 July 1989) is an Indian Politician and social activist. Since June 2020, he is a vice president of Aam Aadmi Party Gujarat [1]. He was an core team member of the Patidar reservation agitation. [2]

Early life and education

Gopal was born on 21 July 1989 at Botad. He did his primary studies at Timba village in Umrala taluka of Bhavnagar district and his secondary studies at Dhola village. He graduated from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad with a degree in Political Science. [3]


From January 2013, he worked as a constable in Madhupura Police Station in Ahmedabad City Police, then in 2014 as a Revenue Clerk in Ahmedabad Collectorate. After being fired from government jobs[4] , Gopal Italia has been fighting for the rights of unemployed youth as well as the rights of citizens. [5][6]

Patidar reservation agitation

He was an active activist close to Hardik Patel in the Patidar reservation agitation 2015. [7][8] He then went to many villages to solve the legal problems of the citizens and made them aware of the Indian constitution and the law. [9]

Fight for Alcohol Prohibition

Gopal phoned Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel over the strict ban on alcohol, an audio clip of which went viral on social media. The one minute long clip caused a massive embarrassment in the state government, because he claimed to be a constable and alleged that senior officers were preventing lower cadre officers from enforcing prohibition laws. Later he was charged under Section 120 of the Indian Penal Code. [10] [11] [12] [13]

2017 Shoe Scandal

He threw a shoe at Home Minister Pradipsinh Jadeja in the midst of a difficult time in government duty and an outcry against government policies. [4][14][15][16] [17][18][19]

In 2019, Gopal was arrested under the Arms Act for shooting a plastic gun in Farm. [20]


In June 2020, Gopal started his political career as the Vice President of Aam Aadmi Party, Gujarat. [21][22]

In the media



  1. "Gopal Italia continues journey from shoes to bushes". allgujaratnews. June 27, 2020.
  2. "Gujarat: PAAS leaders meet OBC panel chief, seek survey of Patidars". Indian Express. November 30, 2018.
  3. Parimal A Dabhi (July 5, 2020). "Gopal Italia, who hurled shoe at minister, is AAP Gujarat vice-president". Indian Express.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Mar 5, TNN | Updated:; 2017; Ist, 08:16. "Shoe-thrower suspended from Dhandhuka government job | Ahmedabad News - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2020-07-02.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link) CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  5. "Clerk who hurled shoes at Gujarat minister loses job". The Asian Age.
  6. "યુવાનોમાં લોકપ્રિય આદોંલનકારી એવા ગોપાલ ઈટાલીયા નો આમ આદમી પાર્ટીમાં જોડાવાનો તખ્તો તૈયાર". ABP Asmita. June 23, 2020.
  7. ANI (9 April 2019). "Hardik Patel's supporters show faith in Congress, say will not vote for BJP's shallow agenda". ANI news.
  8. "આણંદ: પાટીદાર આંદોલનના નેતા ગોપાલ ઈટાલીયાની ધરપકડ". Gujarat Samachar. 24 January 2019.
  9. PARIMAL DABHI (December 4, 2018). "Gujarat: Gopal Italia takes katha route to enlighten people about Constitution law". Indian Express.
  10. VTV News. "Police constable Gopal Patel exclusive talk with VTV News". Youtube.
  11. "Man held for posing as cop in phone talk with Gujarat Dy CM". India Today. January 20, 2017.
  12. Press Trust of India (January 20, 2017). "Man held for posing as cop in phone talk with Gujarat Dy CM". Business Standard.
  13. "Man Who Called Up Gujarat Deputy Chief Minister About Cop Nexus Arrested". NDTV. January 20, 2017.
  14. "વિધાનસભા પરિસરમાં જાડેજા પર જૂતું". Divya Bhaskar. 2 March 2017.
  15. "ગૃહરાજ્યમંત્રી પ્રદીપસિંહ જાડેજા પર વિધાનસભા બહાર ફેંકાયું જૂતું, જુઓ વીડિયો". ABP Asmita. 3 March 2017.
  16. "Shoes hurled at Gujarat Home minister Pradipsinh Jadeja". Ahmedabad Mirror. 2 March 2017.
  17. "Shoe hurled at Gujarat Home Minister Pradeep Jadeja". India. March 2, 2017.
  18. "Viral Video: Why Gopal Patel throws shoe on Pradipsinh Jadeja - Vtv Gujarati". YouTube. March 2, 2017.
  19. "Shoe thrown at Gujarat home minister on assembly campus Read". Times Of India. Mar 3, 2017.
  20. "આણંદ: પાટીદાર આંદોલનના નેતા ગોપાલ ઈટાલીયાની ધરપકડ". Retrieved 2020-07-02.
  21. "ગોપાલ ઇટાલિયા આપમાં જોડાયા, ગુજરાતમાં યુવાઓના ભરોસે 7 વર્ષ બાદ ફરી AAP પાર્ટી થશે સક્રિય". Zee 24 Kalak. Jun 26, 2020.
  22. AAP Gujarat (26 June 2020). "Gopal Italiya Joins AAP". Twitter.

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