Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday supported Gujarat Patidar leader Hardik Patel’s demand to waive off farm loan. Patel’s hunger strike has entered the 10th day as he is pressing for his demands for reservations to the Patidars, waiving off the farm loan and release of his aide Alpesh Kathiria, who is in jail on sedition charges.
Kejriwal took to social media and tweeted in support of Hardik Patel.
“The farm loan of the farmers must be waived off. Hardik Patel is fighting for cause of farmers. Entire farmer and society is with him. His hard work would not go in vein. Let god give him strength,” the chief minister’s tweet read in Hindi.
A medical team by the government was on Sunday sent back by Hardik Patel, in protest against the police baton charge on his supporters during the day.
The Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader had on August 24 given up drinking water to press for his demands.