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Hardik Patel demands ST status for Kudumi community in Odisha

Press Trust of India  |  Baripada (Odisha) 

Gujarat's Patidar quota agitation leader today urged Chief Minister for asking the Centre to accord Schedule Tribe status to the 'Kudumi' community of the state.

said he would not hesitate to launch an agitation against the in case it does not approach the Centre on the issue.

"I will meet Patnaikji tomorrow and demand the state government's recommendation to the Centre to accord ST status to Kudumi community living in

"If we can fight against the mighty (prime minister), there should not be any difficulty to stand against the government," he told reporters here after addressing a rally.

He said that Mamata Banerjee has already made the recommendation to accord tribal status to Kudumi people living in her state.

The estimated population of the community in is above 25 lakh, which is concentrated in the districts of Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundargarh, Sambalpur and Jajpur.

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First Published: Sun, March 11 2018. 22:05 IST