Patel community agitation: Provisions made for miscreants, says Rijiju

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday said that provisions have been made for miscreants who want to misuse the situation of the Patel community demanding quota in Gujarat.

“The PM requested for peace. Provisions have been made for miscreants who want to misuse situation,” Rijiju told the media here.

“This was unexpected. We should all strive for peace,” he added.

Reacting to the growing state of unrest in Gujarat, Prime Minister Modi today appealed to the people of the state to maintain peace and uphold the values of democracy.

Following arson and stone-pelting incidents by the members of Patel community after the detention of their 22-year-old leader Hardik Patel on Tuesday night, a curfew was imposed in three towns of North Gujarat and some areas of Surat.

About 5,000 paramilitary personnel were rushed to Gujarat earlier in the wake of violence in several cities. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel today, assuring her full support to tackle the situation.