Gujarat elections: PAAS leaders hint at separate quota for Patidars after meeting with Sibal | India News
AHMEDABAD: After conducting a marathon assembly with high Congress leaders together with senior celebration chief and a Supreme court docket lawyer, members of Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) mentioned that the assembly was passable and harassed that the ultimate choice on quota might be taken after having session with Hardik, authorized consultants and office-bearers of key non secular and social organisations- Umiyadham of Unjha and Khodaldham of Kagwad.
Although the assembly didn’t attain to any conclusion over the politically essential situation of the OBC quota to Patidars, however the PAAS leaders claimed that the principle opposition celebration confirmed political will whereas the ruling BJP by no means referred to as the neighborhood leaders to debate the difficulty.
“Assembly with Congress was satosfactory. Congress reveals political will to supply us quota,” says Bambhania after holding a four-hour lengthy assembly with Sibal and high Gujarat Congress leaders together with celebration chief within the state Bharatsinh Solanki.
“Congress gives us constitutional choices to provide the quota which won’t intervene into present 49 per cent quota,” mentioned Bambhania including that the method given by the Congress will stay confidential.
“Different states like Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Rajasthan has offered quota to the agitating communities. Congress assured to supply quota as per the quota given in these states,” mentioned Bambhania hinting at separate provision of quota for Patidars.
“After holding the discussions on the choices given by Congress with Hardik, authorized consultants and two key organisations Khodaldham and Umiyadham, we are going to maintain a ultimate assembly with Congress leaders on our demand of quota,” mentioned Bambhania.
After PAAS addressed the reporters at Gujarat Congress Bhavan in Paldi space of the town, Sibal too didn’t disclose his celebration’s card over quota.
“It was a protracted dialogue and we exchanged a number of issues. However it can’t be mentioned with the media,” mentioned Sibal.
When requested if the quota will be given to Patidars underneath the constitutional ambit which is continually being denied by the BJP, Sibal mentioned, ” BJP has a little or no understanding concerning the structure. However so far as the query of quota is worried, we are going to attempt to discover out some doable manner.”
Earlier, on October 30, a gathering between PAAS and Congress leaders resulted in a win-win temper for all as the principle opposition celebration within the state agreed to 4 out of 5 calls for of the Patidar outfit. The Congress assured the five-member PAAS delegation of withdrawing all prison circumstances, together with sedition fees, in opposition to Hardik and others if they arrive to energy within the state. Nonetheless, the query of how quota advantages are to be given to Patidars was left pending. The Congress and PAAS leaders said that the ultimate choice might be taken after consulting constitutional consultants.
Later, Congress requested Kapil Sibal to look into the Patidar demand. Sibal has now submitted his report back to Congress president Sonia Gandhi to take the ultimate name.
PAAS members have been agitating since their chief, Hardik, organized an enormous public gathering of the neighborhood at GMDC floor in August 2015. This was adopted by widespread violence within the state that had claimed 9 lives.