"Congress must clear its standby 3/11/2017 on how it will give reservation to Patidars, otherwise, an Amit Shah-like matter will take place in Surat," he tweeted.
Patidar agitation leader Hardik Patel on Saturday warned Congress of Amit Shah-like issue in Surat if it fails to clear its stand before 3/11 /2017 on how to give reservations to the community. ” Congress must clear its standby 3/11/2017 on how it will give reservation to Patidars, otherwise, an Amit Shah-like matter will take place in Surat,” he tweeted.
Earlier, Patel had met Congress Gujarat in-charge Ashok Gehlot in a hotel. Patel has been offered a poll ticket by the Congress. However, he revealed that he is not eligible to contest Assembly elections as he is yet to turn 25. Patel has also asked the Congress to ensure quota benefits for the community if elected.
While on the other hand, BJP Chief Amit Shah had recently said that organisers of the Patel quota stir in Gujarat were leaning towards “one political party”, an apparent reference to the Opposition Congress. Shah even said the reservation agitation was acquiring political colour as state assembly elections, PTI had reported.
3/11/2017तक कोंग्रेस पाटीदार को संवैधानिक आरक्षण कैसे देंगी,उस मुद्दे पर अपना स्टेण्ड क्लीयर कर दे नहीं तो अमित शाह जैसा मामला सूरत में होगा
— Hardik Patel (@HardikPatel_) October 28, 2017
Replying to a question on how the Vijay Rupani government was dealing with the Patidar agitation for reservations under the OBC category, Shah said the BJP government had asked the protesters, led by Hardik Patel, to follow the “legal process” but the “direction of the agitation changed”.
“As per the main demand of the Patidar agitation, if a caste has to be included in the OBC category, that caste can submit an application to the OBC commission,” he said.