Udaipur : The Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) conveners will stick to the four conditions that will be put up before Gujarat government in a peace talk proposed on Thursday at Gandhi Nagar. Hardik Patel, the patidar quota stir leader held a meeting of conveners at his temporary residence in Udaipur on Tuesday where the community men reiterated their commitment to stand ‘undeterred and united’ for the reservation demand. Some 200 members took part in the meeting from various parts of Gujarat.
The meeting was under police scanner as a medium sized force was deployed at the venue and CID sleuths video recording the event “ No more lollipops will be taken. The state government has invited us for peace talk ahead of the assembly elections next year . A 11-member team has been decided who will meet the authorities on Thursday” Hardik told Udaipur Kiran. Among the four conditions to be laid includes OBC status for the community, suspension of cops who were responsible for lathi charge and firing during public meeting, ex-gratia of 4 lakh rupees to the family members of the men who lost their lives and government job to a family member of each victim.
We also demand from the government to withdraw the sedition charges laid on many activists during the agitation, Hardik said. “ Though the government has extended invitation to Hardik but he cannot go to Gujarat before completion of his extern period and hence a delegation of 11 members have been decided to hold the talks” said Gehrilal Dangi, district president of the Patel Nav Nirman Sena, Udaipur. The meeting was also attended by Gurjar leaders from Jaipur who shared their strategies and formula applied for Gurjar quota stir in Rajasthan in recent times. The Gujarat government had reached out to the PAAS by inviting Hardik for peace talks last week. The Deputy chief minister Nitin Patel in a statement had said that chief minister Vijay Rupani wanted resolution of quota issue and hence the govt have been holding talks with disgruntled communities.