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Patel said Congress will introduce a bill in the Gujarat Assembly for the reservation if they win the forthcoming elections

Patel said Congress will introduce a bill in the Gujarat Assembly for the reservation if they win the forthcoming elections

Nov.20 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday said the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leaders, who were working as agents of Congress, have been exposed following their clash over ticket distribution.

"They have agreed to give Patidars reservations under section 31 and provisions of section 46", he said addressing the media.

Hardik, who is not eligible for contesting elections due to his young age, said the Congress also assured the PAAS that it would include its promise of reservation for the Patidars in the party manifesto. Further clearing the air on joining political party, Patel asserted that he is not going to join any party for two and a half years. The party will bring a Bill in the state Assembly and give reservation, he said.

"We never asked for any ticket". Elections in Gujarat to be held on 9th and 14th December.

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The Patidar leader also accused BJP of horses trading attempts in Gujarat and said it used the tactics fearing defeat in Gujarat.

Hardik however, said that they are not openly extending support to Congress, but since they are in fight with BJP, the support goes to Congress.

"Draft has been prepared between us and the Congress. Formula is not restricted to Patidar community alone", he added. There is no disagreement between the Congress and Patidar leaders.

Congress on Monday put out a second list of candidates, in which four candidates from its first list were dropped to accommodate four others with an intention to pacify the PAAS leaders.

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On the other hand, chairperson of the Unjha Umiyadham Trust, Vikram Patel, said Hardik was lying and no one from his organisation had been informed or spoken to on the issue.

Three out of these four are PAAS nominees, who Hardik and his supporters have backed vociferously. Nilesh Kumbhani was replaced as party's candidate from Kamrej assembly constituency in a late night announcement.

In Surat, the agitated protestors clashed witch Congress workers, and allegedly vandalised the party's office.

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