Congress to back Hardik patel in Gujarat polls

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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.

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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.”

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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.