Resuming their agitation for reservation and demanding release of Hardik Patel from the jail, Patel community in Mehsana is staging ‘Jail Bharo’ today as part of the second round of the stir, even as the district administration issued notice to the campaign organisers terming it as illegal.
On Sunday morning, agitators under the banner of Sardar Patel Group (SPG) with the support of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) gathered in Mehsana to form a human chain.
Later, they moved towards the Mehsana sub jail to court arrest.
On Saturday, SPG leader said that talks with the Gujarat government over the 27-point demands on April 11 failed and hence, we have decided to resume the stir.
He further added that ‘Jail Bharo’ agitation is being organised as their one-month ultimatum to the government to concede to the demands expired with “no favourable result”.
Patel quota stir leader Hardik Patel, presently in judicial custody, said he will compromise with the state government on the issue of reservation only if it is “in favour of their community”.
“We will surely compromise (on the reservation issue) if it is in favour of our community,” Patel told reporters