Ahmedabad: The Gujrat Congress today made it clear that they will be supporting Hardik Patel in the upcoming Gujrat polls. Hardik is the one who is known to have made a fine base support with his patidar agitation in the recent couple of years.
This follows an evening meeting between a three-member core team of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) and Gujrat Congress President Bharatsinh Solanki at the latter’s residence.
Hardik Patel, 23, has been spearheading an agitation since July 2015 for reservation to the Patels (or Patidars) in government jobs and educational institutions.
According to Solanki: “We are positive about all their demands. I am going to Delhi tomorrow (Saturday) for a meeting with Ashok Gehlot to take a formal decision on this.”
AICC General Secretary Gehlot is party’s Gujarat affairs incharge. “We had a fruitful meeting with the PAAS members and they were satisfied. The attitude should be positive; it is possible to consider reservation for the Patidars,” he said.