3 options for Patidars: Congress to Hardik Patel
AHMEDABAD: Congress gave three choices to the Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) at a late evening assembly right here with respect to latter’s quota demand for its group, even because the organisation members mentioned they might seek the advice of their leaders and authorized specialists earlier than taking a choice.
The choices have been conveyed to the PAAS members by senior Congress chief Kapil Sibal on the assembly which happened at 11:30 PM and ended at about 2 AM.
“Now we have been given three choices by the Congress get together on how you can present reservation to our group in instructional establishments and authorities jobs,” PAAS convener Dinesh Bambhania mentioned after the assembly.
He, nonetheless, didn’t reveal the main points of the choices.
“The choices which have been given can be saved confidential until we focus on it with Hardik, social leaders of the group, authorized specialists after which it could be saved earlier than our group. If the group accepts the demand, we are going to convey it accordingly to the Congress get together,” Bambhania mentioned.
He mentioned, “The Congress proposal has not touched 49 per cent reservations for SC, ST and OBC which exists within the state. The choices which have been given are over and above it.”
The PAAS convener mentioned the assembly happened in a “very cordial ambiance”.
“Now we have rejected the Congress’ reservation supply underneath the Economically Backward Class as it’s not constitutionally legitimate,” Bambhania mentioned.
Sibal, after the assembly, informed a press convention that “in the present day’s assembly between Congress leaders and PAAS has introduced hope that one thing will be labored out.”
“Now we have mentioned all of the facets and can do all of the issues (to supply reservation to the Patidar group) as per the structure,” the Congress chief mentioned.
He mentioned they might once more meet within the subsequent two-three days.
“We count on that the matter will turn into clear in two to a few days,” he added.
The PAAS members met Sibal to debate modalities of offering reservation to Patidars if voted to energy within the upcoming Meeting polls in Gujarat.
The assembly was scheduled at 9 pm however Sibal reached the venue late.
Hardik, the Patidar quota agitation spearhead, who had earlier set a situation that he would assist the Congress within the Meeting election, due subsequent month, provided that the get together dedicated itself to allotting reservation in schooling and authorities jobs to his group, was not current within the assembly.
He had set November 7 because the deadline for the Congress to make its stand clear on the problem.
The polling for the two-phase elections within the state will happen on December 9 and 14 and votes can be counted on December 18.