Ahmedabad: The Gujarat government has made a big announcement on reservations just before the elections. The state government will now make commission for reservation for deprived castes. The government will set up a non-reserved caste commission and find a way to give reservations to these castes. Let me tell you that that a meeting with the hradik Patel and Patidar organizations of the government was held after which it has been announced.
The government is also considering withdrawing cases against Patidar agitators. At the same time, more help would be given to the Patidars killed during the Patidar agitation.
At the same time, on the support of influential Patel community, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi started campaigning in Patidar dominated areas of Gujarat today. In Gujarat, elections are held at the end of this year.
Today is the second day of Rahul’s four-day visit to Gujarat. He will visit several villages and cities including Dhrol and Tankara, where there are a good number of Patel communities. Congress is hoping to get the support of this crucial vote bank in the proposed assembly elections later this year.
On the first day of the visit, Hardik Patel, leader of Patel Reservation movement, greeted him. On Gandhi’s arrival at Dwarka yesterday, Patel tweeted, “Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is warmly welcomed in Gujarat. Patel had earlier indicated that under the OBC quota, Patel community could consider supporting Congress in the Assembly elections to achieve its goal of reservation.