At the same time, Yadav was dismissive of the reservation agitation in Gujarat started by Hardik Patel's Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS), saying it will 'fizzle out' soon. When pointed out that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had backed Hardik's agitation, the JD(U) chief claimed that he had later denied it but was not published by media.

"The man who is leading the agitation is very immature. This agitation will automatically fizzle out. The demand for reservation for Patels is totally unjustified. They are affluent. There may be unemployment among them. They should have protested for jobs and not reservation," Yadav said.

Attacking the NDA government for 'keeping mum' over the issue, Yadav added, "The government in power cannot win both sides of the coin. It should straight away reject the demand instead of creating an acrimonious situation in the country over reservation issue as has happened in the Patel's agitation."

Linking the demand for reservation to the problem of unemployment, he said the Prime Minister had promised two crore jobs each year to youths but nothing happened and the government started talking of skill development instead.

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