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Gujarat election: Congress ready to hit an arrangement with Hardik Patel


The Congress party is ready to declare its intends to suit the requests of the politically critical Patel people group in front of Gujarat decisions.

The move comes a day after senior Congress pioneers, including previous Union priest Kapil Sibal, met individuals from Hardik Patel-drove Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) in Ahmedabad late on Wednesday night, following which the gathering made a formal offer. As indicated by individuals who went to the meeting, it has been chosen that PAAS individuals will choose the offer among themselves and that a formal stand could be declared as ahead of schedule as one week from now.

“There are three courses in which such an interest for reservation has generally been tended to by state governments previously. This incorporates offering reservation to a group through OBC (other in reverse classes) reservation, making a Special Backward Classes (SBC) segment or giving it through the monetarily weaker segment classification. This came up for a discourse and a formal offer was made,” a man who went to the meeting said asking for obscurity.

As indicated by a senior Congress pioneer, engaged with chats with PAAS, the gathering is well on the way to offer the financially weaker segment course to suit reservation of Patels. “We are not aggravating the 49% criteria. Rather we are taking a gander at the choice of offering reservation to Patels through the monetarily and instructively in reverse classes criteria,” the pioneer included.

The Patel people group holds much significance as it includes 12%-14% of the populace spread over no less than 50 get together voting demographic. Patels were instrumental in bringing the decision Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to control in 1995 and this is the first run through in over two many years of BJP being in control that the group is separated in its help to the decision party as a result of the reservation issue.

On Thursday, furious inward gatherings of best Congress pioneers occurred in the national capital even as PAAS individuals at the same time met in Gujarat. As indicated by a senior PAAS functionary, the body is “persuaded of the political will of Congress” to encourage booking for Patels and is taking a gander at the legitimate legitimacy of such a proposition made by the gathering.

Being out of energy in the state for over two decades, the Congress is confronting one of its hardest appointive fights in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state. The help of Patels is, subsequently, pivotal in extending the gathering’s social base in front of surveys which are booked for one month from now.

“With about 12% populace in the state, Patels hold a considerable measure of essentialness and dissimilar to the OBC aggregate which is much more chipped, Patels vote en coalition in help of some gathering. In the event that Congress figures out how to make a scratch in this, at that point it will have a discretionary favorable position in a few get together bodies electorate where the edge of triumph for BJP was low in the last race,” said Ghanshyam Shah, an Ahmedabad-based political investigator.

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