In a letter addressed to Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, Hardik, lodged in Surat jail, said if the issue was not sorted out soon the BJP will face the 'wrath' of Patels in 2017 Assembly elections. The copies of letter were made public today by his lawyer.

Hardik, who had spearheaded the quota stir last year, also welcomed the decision of the state government to withdraw non-serious cases registered against Patel youths.

"I welcome your decision to withdraw cases against innocent Patel youths. However, the main issue, for which we have taken the path of agitation, is yet to be resolved by you. There is no word about that issue from the BJP-led state government yet", Hardik wrote.

The 22-year-old, who is facing sedition charges, asked the CM to expedite the process to release him as well as other jailed quota leaders.

Hardik also invited the CM to have a 'healthy talk' on the reservation issue once Patel leaders are released from jail.

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