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Hardik Patels Declares Support for Congress Before Gujarat Assembly Polls

Hardik Patel. Credit: PTI

Hardik Patel. Credit: PTI

Ahmedabad: Patidar quota stir leader Hardik Patel today declared his support to the Congress for the Gujarat assembly elections, saying that the opposition party has accepted the demand of giving reservation to his community in a “special category”.

The Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti leader said that the reservation formula given by the Congress for his community will be over and above the 50% quota for the SC, ST and OBCs.

On the 50% reservation cap set by the Supreme Court, he said that it is just a “suggestion”.

Hardik said if the Congress comes to power, it will conduct a proper survey for providing reservations. The party will bring a Bill in the state assembly and give reservations, he said.

“My fight in Gujarat is against the BJP and that is why we will directly or indirectly support the Congress (in the elections) as it has accepted our demand for reservation,” he added. “Congress has promised to include our demand in its manifesto.”