Published: Mon, November 20, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Agreement reached with Congress, says Hardik

Agreement reached with Congress, says Hardik

The Congress has been trying to win over the Patidar community ahead of the assembly elections in the state.

The proposal given by the Congress has not touched 49 percent reservation for SC, ST and OBC which exists in the state.

In Ahmedabad, the PAAS leadership said the Congress Party had accepted their demand for quotas in jobs and education for the Patidar community and the details on how this would be achieved would be shared by Mr Patel from Rajkot on Monday.

He further said that PAAS has not asked for any tickets.

The meeting, which was attended by the top leaders of the state and presidents of all seventeen organisational districts, also assessed the possible damage that could have been caused due to undercutting and observed that it would not alter the overall poll results, Satti added.

The list was announced after protracted negotiations between PAAS leader Hardik Patel and Congress.

Meanwhile, it has been learnt from Congress and PAAS insiders that a few samiti members are likely to get the Congress ticket to contest the Assembly polls in the Patidar-dominated seats, mainly in Saurashtra.

While the PAAS, led by Mr Patel, had demanded around 20 seats from the Congress, Mr Thakore, who has recently joined the Congress, has demanded 12 seats.

The NDTV report said that four leaders of the Hardik Patel group were in Delhi on Friday for talks with senior Congress leaders to finalise the agreement for quotas to the Patidars. The notification for second phase of 93 Assembly constituencies will be issued on Monday.

The votes will be counted on December 18, the same day as Himachal Pradesh, where elections were held on November 9.

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