Hardik Patel alleges BJP offered him Rs 1,200 crore to call off quota stir

Ahmedabad: Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convenor Hardik Patel has said he was offered Rs 1,200 crore and a big designation in BJP's national youth wing to withdraw his quota stir.

Hardik Patel. AFP

Hardik Patel. AFP

In a letter to his father Bharat Patel from Lajpore jail in Surat, copies of which were released to media persons on Friday evening, Hardik said two people claiming to be from the Gujarat government have been visiting him in jail for the past three-four days.

One of them is a senior IAS officer responsible for police action against the Patidars who are agitating for the last eight months demanding reservation for Patels in jobs and educational institutions under the other backward class category.

However, he said, the agitation will continue. Patel also asked his father not to worry about him.

Hardik Patel, 23, in his two letters to Chief Minister Anandiben Patel had ruled out withdrawal of the agitation.


Updated Date: Feb 12, 2016 22:36 PM

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