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Make stand on quota clear by July 29; Hardik tells BJP, Cong

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

Quota agitation leader Hardik Patel today asked the ruling as well as the opposition to make clear their stand on the reservation demand of the Patel community before a rally here on July 29.

Hardik, who heads the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), said July 29 will be the last day for these parties to come up with a definitive assurance about providing reservation to the Patel community under the OBC quota.

"We have organised a huge gathering of PAAS workers on July 29 in That will be the last day for both and to make clear their stand about reservation to Patidars (Patels). If they fail, we have several other options," Hardik told reporters in Surat today.

Referring to the in the state, he said the main aim of the community was to eliminate "autocracy" as well as those who are harming Patidars.

In May, the 23-year-old quota leader had accused the BJP in of dilly-dallying over the issue of reservations, and warned of consequences in the Assembly elections which are due by year-end.

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 19:57 IST