Patidars Don’t Want EBC Status, Insist on OBC

The Gujarat government had recently announced 10 percent quota for the Economically Backward Class (EBC).

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Protests for reservation turned violent after Hardik Patel got arrested. (Photo:<b> The Quint</b>)

Patidars want the government to carry out a survey to include the community on the OBC list, reports The Times of India. The Gujarat government had recently announced 10 percent quota for the Economically Backward Class (EBC).

The announcement had come amid ongoing protests for reservations in jobs by members of the Patel community.

We are in touch with Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, West Bengal’s Mamata Banerjee and even Anna Hazare. Hazare has agreed to come to Gujarat and will address a rally in Ghatlodia or Ranip on 2 October. We will continue the agitation and Patidars have chalked out a detailed programme for the next six months. The Patidar community will stage a `Patel Gaurav Yatra’ which will begin at Khodaldham on 25 May and end at Umiya Dham Unjha on 26 June.To continue the stir, more than four lakh Patidars will also gather at Karamsad as a part of the Sardar Ekta Yatra.
Dharmik Malaviya, Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convener told TOI

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