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Gujarat polls: Congress suggestions on Patidar quota as per Constitution, says Kapil Sibal

Questioning the work done by BJP governments in the state over the past 22 years for the Patidars, Kapil Sibal said they had only filed sedition cases against the PAAS leader.

Reported by: IANS, New Delhi [ Published on: November 22, 2017 17:09 IST ]
File pic of Kapil Sibal
File pic of Kapil Sibal

Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Wednesday said that his party's suggestions on providing quotas to Patidars in poll-bound Gujarat was "as per the Constitution" and PAAS leader Hardik Patel will make the announcement of the formula at an appropriate time.

Talking to reporters here after Patel announced that Congress has accepted the community's demand for quotas in jobs and college admissions if voted to power, he said the party had given its suggestions after a lot of thinking. 

"As far as formula is concerned, he (Hardik Patel) will himself speak about it... how will we move ahead in the coming days. Whatever suggestions we have given are after a lot of thinking and as per the Constitution," he said. 

Sibal said that the Congress was happy that a new front would fight against the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Gujarat assembly polls on December 9 and 14. 

"We need to struggle, win polls and implement whatever promises we have made. We are not among those who make big promises and do nothing and present wrong statistics in order to win the elections," he said.

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Questioning the work done by BJP governments in the state over the past 22 years for the Patidars, he said they had only filed sedition cases against the PAAS leader.

"I want to know what have they done for the Patidar community. What have they done other than filing sedition cases. The BJP has betrayed their trust. I want to ask the BJP... who arrested Hardik in a sedition case? They (the BJP) have nothing to do with the Constitution. The lesser the BJP talk about constitution, the better it is," he said. 

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