Patidar agitation leader goes on a signature campaign demanding to be labelled as OBC.Hardik Patel, the Convener of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti said that he would present signatures collected in support of proposed reservation labelling of the Patidar Community as 'Other Backward Class' to the PM. He has claimed support from community groups like Gujjar Vikas Parishad, Akhil Bharatiya Kurmi Kshatriya Mahasabha, Akhil Bharatiya Chaudhary Anjana Samaj, Loh Purush Yuva Sangthan (Gujarat), Yuva Gujjar Manch and Rashtriya Gujjar Manch (Madhya Pradesh). The agitation would continue from Gujarat.
"... Hardik Patel, the face of the Patidar agitation, on Monday announced a campaign to gather “27 crore signatures” from the Gujjars and the Kurmis on a plea that would be submitted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to press the demand for quota.
The 22-year-old convener of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti announced the campaign after returning from New Delhi, where on Sunday he laid out a nation-wide plan for the Patidar agitation and addressed a gathering of Kurmis and Gujjars, calling for a united front. ..."
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|Hardik Patel, leader of Patidar agitation for OBC Quota demand|
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