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Patel community holds mega rally in Ahmedabad demanding reservation under OBC


Patel community holds mega rally in Ahmedabad demanding reservation under OBC

Ahmedabad, Aug 25 (ANI): A powerful mega rally is being held on Tuesday by the Patel community of Gujarat who are demanding reservation under the OBC. Security has been strengthened across Ahmedabad with thousands of police and paramilitary personnel deployed in the city to prevent any law and order problem.

Despite an appeal by Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, the protesters have refused to call off the rally. The Patels, who for decades, have been a dominant community in Gujarat are demanding reservation following the slump in micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs).

Their idea is now to focus on technical and medical education to ensure jobs for their children. The Chief Minister, who is from the Patel community, has rejected their demand for caste reservation.

Around 25 lakh Patels reportedly attended Tuesday's rally in Ahmedabad. The venue, the GMDC ground, which can only accommodate 3 lakh people, has been turned a fortress, where the paramilitary forces and the local police

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