A month ago nobody knew who Hardik Patel was. But today, the 22-year-old is the quota warrior of Gujarat.

Following the recent uproar after the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti leader decided to call a bandh demanding an OBC quota for the Patel community, people took to Twitter to express their hatred towards the guy. However, instead of venting out their anger at the real Hardik Patel, this poor Mumbai lad is being trolled for he shares his first name with Patel.

Hardik Shah, a Mumbai resident and Business Head of Videogram, has been facing unnecessary hatred for being Patel’s namesake. Angry and annoyed with the tweets at first, he decided to have some fun later and started retweeting them.

The Mumbai resident has the twitter handle @hardik and is being mistaken for being the Andolan Samiti leader. After receiving numerous tweets, he changed his user name to NOT Hardik PATEL. Here are some tweets that he shared:

He even got some sympathy from Omar Abdullah.

And then the real Hardik Patel cleared the air and tweeted his twitter handle:

And Shakespeare thought what’s in a name!