Members of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti met Gujarat Congress leaders on Monday however no settlement might be reached on the peace of mind about quotas for the Patels, a precondition set by PAAS chief Hardik Patel for extending assist to the get together within the Meeting polls.
After the assembly on the Congress’s state headquarters which lasted three hours, PAAS leaders stated they may maintain one other spherical of debate by 7 November to resolve the problem.
Hardik Patel, who skipped the assembly, stated the following spherical of negotiations would be the closing. “If now we have been combating for reservation in authorities jobs and academic establishments for two-and-a-half years, then ready for a number of days is not any an enormous deal. However the subsequent assembly on the problem would be the final and closing,” he advised reporters.
Hardik Patel had final Saturday threatened to disrupt Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s proposed rally in Surat if the principle opposition get together in Gujarat didn’t clarify the way it will present quotas to the Patidar group. Nevertheless, on Monday a Patidar chief stated that they won’t oppose Rahul Gandhi’s rally.
The announcement to withdraw the menace was made by Surat-based PAAS chief Alpesh Kathiria after the assembly, in response to The Indian Specific. Kathiria stated, “We’ve got determined neither to oppose Rahul Gandhi’s public assembly in Surat on November Three nor assist it.”
Gandhi is scheduled to marketing campaign in poll-bound Gujarat from 1-Three November. Patel stated he’ll take the ultimate name on assembly Gandhi after consulting the core committee of the PAAS.
The ruling BJP, in the meantime, accused Patel and the Congress of deceptive the Patidar group with the latter’s declare that the opposition get together has accepted all of the calls for of the group. “The primary demand of the PAAS and Hardik Patel was reservation below OBC quota. The Congress and PAAS ought to make clear if the Congress will give reservations below OBC quota to the group,” deputy chief minister Nitin Patel stated, reacting to immediately’s assembly.
The Congress has been reluctant about promising quotas to the influential patidar group below the opposite backward courses class and supplied them reservation below a separate grouping -economically backward courses.
After the assembly, the PAAS members who met Congress leaders advised reporters that the get together agreed on 4 of their 5 major calls for. “So far as the problem of reservation is anxious, now we have determined to satisfy once more to debate its technical and authorized points in order to make sure that it’s technically and legally sound,” stated PAAS convener Alpesh Kathiriya.
Congress agreed to the demand for formation of particular investigation group (SIT), if voted to energy, to research alleged atrocities towards the members of the group through the PAAS rally in Ahmedabad on 25-26 August, 2015, senior Congress chief Siddharth Patel stated. He stated authorized motion might be taken towards these held responsible.
It additionally promised withdrawal of all police circumstances towards PAAS members, together with on the intense cost of sedition. If voted to energy, the Congress authorities will make an ex-gratia cost of Rs 35 lakh to the kin of these killed through the quota agitation and a authorities job to 1 member of their households, Patel stated.
The Congress will type a fee for normal class communities and supply it with a corpus of Rs 2,000 crore for schooling, talent growth and self-employment, he stated. “The Congress mentioned reservation intimately and now we have determined to get extra particulars on find out how to make it doable below constitutional provisions,” Siddharth Patel stated, including the matter might be resolved at their subsequent assembly.
The Congress leaders who met the PAAS group included state get together chief Bharatsinh Solanki.
With inputs from PTI