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OBCs rally on Aug 23 to protest Patel reservation demand

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

Other Backward Caste leaders in will organise a mega rally Sunday to protest against the Patel community's demand for reservation under OBC quota.

An announcement was made in this regard by president of Kshatriya-Thakor Sena Alpesh Thakor at a press conference here. The development comes ahead of the Patel community's mega rally scheduled on August 25.

Thakor said the OBCs won't allow Patels and the government to snatch away the quota meant for them.

"Nowadays, prosperous communities like Patels want to be considered as backward classes and demand reservation under the OBC quota. We strongly oppose such activities of capturing the quota meant for OBCs, who are actually downtrodden and need support, which is not the case with them," Thakor said.

"We will organise a mega rally at Circle in the city on August 23 in a show of our strength before the Patel rally. Gujarat's OBC population is 3.5 crore. So you can expect lakhs of our men and women to participate in the rally on that day to save our rights," Thakor said.

Thakor said the OBC rally will be organised even if authorities don't give permission.

First Published: Thu, August 20 2015. 21:02 IST