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No formula proposed yet on reservation by Congress, says PAAS

Gandhinagar, Nov 10: The Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leaders who held a meeting with senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on granting reservation status to the Patel community in Gujarat say the Congress party has “the political will” to grant the community reservation, while the ruling BJP has only given them “lollipops”.
According to the PAAS, there were no set proposals forwarded by the grand old party regarding the reservation during the talks held with Sibal on Wednesday night, but various means and ways to grant that were discussed during the three-hour meeting.
“The Congress did not give us any formula or any fixed method through which the Patidar community could be granted reservation status in the state. However, during the three-hour meeting, we discussed all the ways in which the community can be given the reservation,” said PAAS leader Dinesh Bambhania.
“But one thing is certain that the Congress has the political will to grant the community reservation status, whereas the BJP did not show any and they just gave us lollipops,” said Bambhania.
The PAAS leader said both sides have not arrived at a conclusion and further meetings are on with the grand old party. “We have not been able to discuss the meeting fully with even Hardik Patel yet, as he is unwell since yesterday (Thursday). He just got up from his rest. We will discuss all this with him and also with the community’s leaders about the various ways of getting reservation status.” (IANS)