Hardik Patel backs Congress after agreement on Patidar quota

PAAS leader Hardik Patel

The Patidar leader Hardik Patel who has been quiet for past few days on the protests against Congress over seat reservation for Gujarat elections announced that Congress has agreed to their decisions.

Talking to the media, Patel said that if Congress comes to power, it will bring in a bill to give reservation to Patidars and will include the same in its upcoming election manifesto. "The Congress after coming to power will do the survey required as per the OBC commission". The 39-year-old Thakor is known for his campaign against liquor in the dry state, and is believed to wield influence among youth belonging to backward classes. On Monday, PAAS supporters ransacked Congress offices in Surat after the party declared its first list of candidates.

Congress said it would do so with the help of Article 46 and Article 31 (C) of the Indian Constitution, he said. "BJP has always used Patidars for votes".

Patel said any quota in government jobs and educational institutions exceeding the 50% cap put by the Supreme Court is something "offered by fools and also accepted by fools".

"Their leaders have been making such statements which yet again reflected when someone said I will cut fingers".

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Speaking on the disputes between PAAS and Congress over ticket allocation, he said, "We did not seek any tickets from Congress".

He said PAAS members who had already filed nominations ceased to be members of the outfit. "Hardik today claimed that he has received the proposal about reservation from Congress".

Recently, the Supreme Court rejected the Rajasthan government's plea to provide reservation to Gujjars which would have otherwise raised the reservation ceiling beyond 50%. Congress leader Kapil Sibal thanked Hardik for his support but refused to give details of the reservation formula. "In my opinion, this formula of reservation is a big joke", Patel told reporters in Ahmedabad.

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the club consisting of the Congress and Patidar leader Hardik Patel was one of "mutual deception" as they were deceiving each other as well the voters. We had just asked them to give tickets to good candidates.

"First we have to fight elections and win". We have given a suggestion to them and when we suggest something, there is a lot of thinking behind it.



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