Congress MP V. Hanumantha Rao on Saturday alleged that Hardik Patel, who is leading agitation seeking reservation for Patel community, was a creation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Speaking to media persons in Assembly premises here, VHR said Hardik Patel enjoys full backing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Modi and BJP President Amit Shah. He said 22-year-old Hardik Patel was being used by the BJP leaders to scrap the 50% quota being implemented for SC, ST, BC and OBC communities. He alleged that the main intention of Hardik Patel’s movement was to target the present system of reservation.
VHR also asked Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao to clarify as to when and how he proposes to fulfill the promise of giving 12% reservation to Muslims and Scheduled Tribes. (INN)