New Delhi: Hardik Patel, who is spearheading the Patel quota agitation, is expected to hold talks with quota stir leaders, including Gujjars and Jats in the national capital today.
"We are thinking of holding a protest at Jantar Mantar here in Delhi, and also in Lucknow, " the firebrand leader told reporters
Hardik said that he has come to Delhi to chart a course for the future of the quota agitation and not to meet any ministers.
“We want to take our movement to every part of the nation and have come to Delhi to make future plan of action. We want the support of Jats and Gujjars,” he added.
“The issue of reservation has to be explained to every person, society and state. Reservation has set India 35 years behind,” the 22-year-oldleader of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti told reporters.
We will be holding talks with leaders of other communities demanding reservation and see how the movement could be taken forward,” said on aide of Hardik, who will address a news conference later in the day.
Having attended over 100 rallies in Gujarat, Hardik has galvanised the dominant Patel community in Gujarat on the reservation demand.
The B.Com. Graduate had brought Ahmedabad to a standstill On August 25 with a massive show of support that took a violent turn following his brief detention by police. In subsequent violence, 10 persons were killed and many injured, prompting centre to rush 5,000 paramilitary personnel to clamp curfew in parts of the city.