Arvind Kejriwal promises ‘justice’ to Patels, seeks their support

Kejriwal met family members of four Patel youths who died during last year's OBC quota agitation.

By: PTI | Ahmedabad | Published:October 15, 2016 10:12 pm
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Aggressively wooing the politically dominant Patel community ahead of next year’s Assembly polls in Gujarat, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal today sought its support to “clean” the state’s politics and assured support to get “justice”.

On the second day of his four-day visit to the BJP-ruled state, the Delhi Chief Minister was greeted with black flags at various places by some little-known groups who termed him traitor for demanding proof of Army’s surgical strikes in PoK.

Kejriwal met family members of four Patel youths who died during last year’s OBC quota agitation. Before that, he addressed a gathering at the Patel-dominated Piludra village in Mehsana district and sought the community’s support to “clean” Gujarat’s politics.

The village held special significance as the quota agitation started from here one year ago, he said. “Now I request you to start another movement from this village to clean the politics of Gujarat. We all must come together to fight against corruption and clean Gujarat’s politics,” he said.

He also shouted the slogan “Jay Sardar – Jay Patidar” several times during the speech, and paid floral tributes to Sardar Patel’s statue in Mehsana.

He then visited Kaamli village in Unjha tehsil of Mehsana district where he met the kin of Nagjibhai Thakor, a police constable who committed suicide allegedly due to harassment from bootleggers and politicians last month.

At this village, he also met the parents of Kanubhai Patel, a Patidar youth who died during quota violence last year.

He then visited Umiya Mata temple, revered by the Patel community, at Unjha. Outside the temple, members of ‘Rashtriya Patidar Sansthan’ protested against Kejriwal over his remarks on the surgical strikes.

Kejriwal landed in Ahmedabad in the afternoon and met family members of three Patel youths who died during the violence in August last year.

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    GandhiSpeaks
    Oct 15, 2016 at 6:39 pm
    I hope sense prevails in Patidars, otherwise they will regret like the people in Delhi who voted for Kejrival. One can clearly see his motive. He is a skunk, pollutes the atmosphere wherever he goes.
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      IML sood
      Oct 15, 2016 at 6:05 pm
      A perfect thugh trying to waylaid Gujarat public with dividing community there.
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        IML sood
        Oct 15, 2016 at 10:36 pm
        The comments of one Anon and other BM reflect mindset so it is not necessary that their DNA should be got checked for people's safety and to have clear idenies to be sure whether are wolves in sheep clothing among us.
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          Yogesh
          Oct 15, 2016 at 8:23 pm
          Let's hope Kejriwal doesn't make fools of Patels also just like Delhiwalas
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            abhaykumar
            Oct 15, 2016 at 8:29 pm
            Both are chor kej real and taripar hardik
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              Amit Bhattacharjie
              Oct 15, 2016 at 7:18 pm
              Kejri wants to clean Gujarat politics. Instead he must clean himself of his two-timing games and for inciting the oeople on caste politics. He must be jailed for inciting the people to take up violence.
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                Vatsyayan Vatsyayan
                Oct 15, 2016 at 5:20 pm
                Ab Gujarat ka bedaa garq karne aaya hei.
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                  bad
                  Oct 15, 2016 at 5:09 pm
                  Kejriwal is playing divisive politics. New generation will dump him. We had enough of Lalu and Yadavs and quota politics. Bring something new to the plate sir.
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                    Bijan Mohanty
                    Oct 16, 2016 at 6:51 am
                    DUSU is not Delhi and Delhi public knows that the MPS of BJP that Delhites had elected have not even opened their mouth for Delhi. Wait for next elections and these MPs will be replaced by AAP.
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                      Bijan Mohanty
                      Oct 15, 2016 at 6:47 pm
                      Dividing communities are alleged to be the expert work of Amit Shahji and BJP.
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                        Bijan Mohanty
                        Oct 15, 2016 at 6:46 pm
                        People of Delhi are not regretting but rejoicing for electing Kejriwal. It is only rumour mongers like you who are trying their best to confuse public.
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                          Bijan Mohanty
                          Oct 15, 2016 at 4:54 pm
                          The entire Gujarat will support Kejriwal.
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                            Bijan Mohanty
                            Oct 15, 2016 at 6:50 pm
                            What he has done in Delhi is unbelievable, Modi has not done even 10% of that. And Gujarat has already made up its mind to welcome AAP and kick out BJP.
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                              Bijan Mohanty
                              Oct 16, 2016 at 8:56 am
                              Yes, Gujarat needs Kejriwal very badly to bring Rule of Law after more than 10 years of Lawlessness.
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                                dd
                                Oct 15, 2016 at 5:53 pm
                                For IE Editor this Khuji is bread and Butter..They need some one to make stupid stament and IE will make it headlines....
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                                  disgusted
                                  Oct 15, 2016 at 6:56 pm
                                  Real face of this jackal is visible to everyone now..
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                                    Spart
                                    Oct 15, 2016 at 5:50 pm
                                    I am patel and i don't support you kejri.Don't spoil atmosphere here and do something for delhi.
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                                      Gagandeep
                                      Oct 15, 2016 at 7:44 pm
                                      He is promising everywhere. First AAP promised to take candidates from their vlunteers in punjab then started breaking it and took most of their candidates from other political parties in the name that they are good people - then what about volunteers ?? Who worked day and night to get party to their feet in punjab - volunteers are not good anymore.. Can AAP leadership explain how they selected candidates in punjab. There was no voting held in any embly seats on the top names in embly seats presented to them. Does durgesh pathak or sanjay singh seeing these candidates in their dreams???lt;br/gt;This is truth - if anybody want to speak against the selection of candidates then AAP leadership is saying them they can leave the party. They are just playing with emotions of common people like other old political parties are doing for long time like congress, akalis and bjp.
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                                        Ashok Kumar
                                        Oct 15, 2016 at 8:34 pm
                                        Delhi citizens elected him thinking that he will do something good for them.However this guy spends his time everyday criticizing Modi. Now he is promising Patel that he will give them reservation. He is just wasting his time at the expense of tax payers.He is misusing the democratic rights.
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                                          Babudabang
                                          Oct 15, 2016 at 5:29 pm
                                          This AK49 will jump on any issues to be elected man without principles
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                                            Kay Gee
                                            Oct 15, 2016 at 6:20 pm
                                            INJUSTICE happen to PATIDARS. a nano joke !!
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