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Dec 14, 2017, sixteen:04 IST

The Patidar agitation has been the major field for the Vijay Rupani led BJP government in Gujarat. Patidars or Patels create nearly 14% of Gujarat’s electorate and Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel has been disturbing reservation in government and tutorial establishments. This led to a face-off between a portion of Patel youths and the direct government. Going support into time, Patels were the bedrock of Congress from the pre-independence period unless the Seventies. However the Navnirman circulation which began against rising costs and corruption led to the autumn of two Patel chief ministers. As Patels moved towards Janata Occasion, Congress veered towards a original social block – KHAM (Kshatriya, Harijan, Adivasi, Muslim). Congress tasted natty success with the KHAM system under Madhavsinh Solanki in 1980 and 1985 assembly elections. Since then, Patels shifted en-bloc away from Congress and grew to became staunch supporters of BJP. The circle has in the smash reach a stout circle for Congress now as they threaten to dethrone BJP with Patel votes which were satirically BJP’s most exact community. Election with Instances unravels the total historic past of Patels’ association with political events and its construct on Gujarat politics.

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