"We had sought permission to hold the 'Daman Pratikar Rally' from the Ahmedabad police long back, but we were not given any reply granting permission. Yesterday, just a day ahead of the rally, they have denied us permission", senior Congress leader Siddarth Patel said.
"Gujarat government has attacked the democratic rights of the opposition to hold a rally. Earlier, they in an undemocratic way filed false cases against Patel youths and have put them behind bars, now they are denying permission to us a take out a rally, this is totally undemocratic", Patel said.
"Inspite of the denial of permission our programme stays. We will take out a massive rally today from Gandhi Ashram", Patel said.
The BJP today alleged the Congress rally is aimed at taking social life of the Gujarat on the route of clashes between caste.
"This is the old habit of the Congress to take benefits in form of votes by dividing societies on caste and community lines", BJP spokesperson I K Jadeja said.

However, the Gujarat government has not withdrawn serious cases like sedition slapped on Hardik Patel and his aides till date.

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