Addressing a series of meetings days ahead of the municipal corporation polls, Sardar Patel Group leader Lalji Patel urged the Patidar community to ensure that the “lotus does not bloom” in Vadodara. The meetings were held in Patidar-dominated localities and Lalji was accompanied by Congress leaders and candidates.
Addressing a gathering in Sama area, Lalji said, “We are agitating for quota for nearly 150 days. Lakhs of community members expended their energy and time. We spent lakhs of rupees, but the state government handed out lollipops to us. Now is time to teach them a lesson.”
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Lalji, who also held public meetings in areas such as Waghodia and Manjalpur, expressed concern that the “mood on the ground” in Vadodara was not as “unfavourable for the lotus” as in other parts of the state.
“The lotus is certainly not blooming in other parts of the state, but in Vadodara, the situation is not clear. It is in our hands to make sure that the lotus does not bloom in Vadodara,” the Patidar leader said.