Police resorted to cane charge to disperse hundreds of Patel community members when they tried to go near Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, who was in the town for an election roadshow on Tuesday.
Senior Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela on Tuesday said the BJP-led Gujarat government will be "responsible" if members of Patel community leaves Hinduism and coverts to another religion to get benefits of reservation in jobs and education.
In a stern message to the Patel quota agitation leaders, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Friday said no one has the right to take law in hands and those found guilty of disturbing peace in the state will not be spared by police.
Rubbishing BJP's claim of distancing itself from RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat suggestion for review of reservation, Nitish Kumar and Lalu Prasad on Monday said this was only done to "contain the damage" in Bihar polls as the ruling party does not have the "guts" to go against RSS.
The mobile Internet 2G and 3G services in Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat and Rajkot, have been resumed on Sunday which were suspended yesterday after the detention and subsequent arrest of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convenor Hardik Patel.
Police on Saturday detained Patel quota stir leader Hardik Patel along with 35 of his supporters from Varachha area here for trying to take out the 'Ekta Yatra' without taking prior permission from authorities.
Patel quota agitation leader Hardik Patel on Monday night renamed his controversial 'reverse Dandi Yatra' as `Ekta Yatra' as he met Chief Minister Anandiben Patel during which he demanded suspension of cops who used force during the August 25 rally and release of those held.
To mount pressure on government for reservation under OBC quota, the Patidar or Patel community members living in the US on Tuesday announced to "boycott" Prime Minister Narendra Modi's forthcoming visit there for delivering him a "strong message" on the issue.
Ongoing protests by Patels, "a relatively prosperous caste in India" seeking reservations, pose a big challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi`s plans for reforms and signifies that India isn`t creating enough jobs, according to the New York Times.