New Delhi: Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel was on Sunday detained by the police for protesting outside the stadium in Rajkot.
Hardik Patel detained as he was protesting outside Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. (earlier today) pic.twitter.com/MrQvZoqbvN
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The Rajkot stadium was fortified and the city secured with large deployment to ensure smooth conduct of the third ODI cricket match between India and South Africa after Patel had threatened to hold protests to push his demand for reservation.
A day after Hardik said he would block the way of Indian and South African cricket teams to the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) stadium and not let them enter the venue if he and his supporters are not allowed to go inside to stage an agitation, the 22-year-old leader said they have got tickets for the match and will go to the stadium.
He had also urged the Patel community members to remain present in large numbers during the match to raise their demand for reservation under OBC quota for which they have been agitating over last two months.
(With Agency inputs)