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Patidar Anamant Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convener Hardik Patel addresses the media in Ahmedabad on Monday.

Hardik Patel, a debacle foretold

Hardik Patel joins a list of demagogues in the subcontinent who pick up an ethnic, religious or caste group’s grievance and build it into a persecution complex.
The Bharatiya Janata Party inched forward in its effort to break the back of the Patel agitation in election-bound Gujarat

BJP brokers three-point deal with Patidars to end reservation stir in Gujarat

As part of the deal, a commission to examine reservation demands is set to be set up, and cases against Patidars involved in agitation are to be withdrawn. The Bharatiya Janata Party inched forward in its effort to break the back of the Patel agitation in election-bound Gujarat by firming up the contours of a three-point deal with a conglomeration of Patidar outfits, including Hardik Patel's Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti. Insiders told ThePrint that deal, which was worked out in Gujarat Tuesday, involves constituting a commission to examine non-reservation castes and classes’ (savarna) demands for reservation. The decision on setting up the commission is expected to be taken at the state cabinet meet Wednesday, added sources. The second important demand that the government has agreed to meet is the withdrawal of cases lodged against those involved in the agitation demanding reservation for Patels. The third part of the deal is for the state...


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