Gujarat: After Narendra Patel, Nikhil Sawani quits BJP; denies having received money -

Gujarat: After Narendra Patel, Nikhil Sawani quits BJP; denies having received money

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  • Oct 23 2017 05:50About: 27 days ago
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In second instance of embarrassment for the BJP in two days, Patidar leader Nikhil Sawani today quit the party alleging the government has not done anything to ensure quota for Patels in Gujarat.

Announcing his decision to quit the BJP, Nikhil Sawani said, "I had joined the party as it was doing some good works. But, their commitment towards reservation for Patidars was not firm. They said Patidars should get reservation. This is the lollipop that they have been offering for years."

"I resigned because they are just offering lollipop and fulfilling no promise... The (Patidar) community will not forgive the BJP... I was not offered money to join the BJP," Sawani said, adding the government did not do anything for Patidars.

Sawani said that he was going back to Hardik Patel's organisation Patidar Anamat Andolan. However, he also said that he would meet Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. "I have not sought time yet to meet Rahul Gandhi," Sawani, however, said.



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