Ahmedabad – 25 Aug : News Express 24 :-
Reservations have been started once again for the demand for Hardik Patel reservation for the elections. Hardik started his fast for a long time in his house today. He has accused the people who come to visit him to be taken into custody.
Due to this fast, the District Collector of Junagadh has imposed Section 144 in the entire district. More than 4 people have been banned from public place. Hardik, however, made it clear that the responsibility of all law and order is government. There was a Patni Reservation agitation in Gujarat on August 25, 2015, three years ago. There was a huge loss of public property and 14 people lost their lives.
My supporters are being stopped on the highway towards Ahmedabad, and so far 16 thousand people have been taken into custody. More than four people have been denied access to the house. Hardik has claimed that every person coming in is seeking a identity card. I am not allowed to arrange for fasting and water for fasting. Two months have already been sought for this agitation but they are not allowed. This government is acting like the British, efforts are being made to prevent hunger strike. He said that he has done this.
Three backed politicians from the Congress’s Lalit Kathagara, Lalit Vasoya and Kirit Patel have also come to support Hardik’s agitation. Hardik Patel had expressed his determination that the government would not allow him to fast, or if the court canceled his bail, he would sit on fast from Saturday.
A large number of people are being questioned by Hardik Patel’s house on the backdrop of the agitation.