Even as the Patel community people recently banned the entry of politicians in their villages, the Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS- which is spearheading the quota stir) has also called upon the women to protest at the venues of any official government or BJP function.

This led to protests by Patel community members, including women, today at many places in the state, including Jamnagar, Surendranagar, Amreli, Bharuch and Himmatnagar districts. The Patel community residents of Kherol village under Talod taluka in Sabarkantha today withdrew their money from a co-operative bank.

"Around 200 members of the Patel community, who are associated with the agitation, today came to our bank to withdraw their money," branch manager of Sabarkantha District Cooperative Bank in Kherol village, Rakesh Mehta told reporters.

"We could not give them entire money, which is around Rs nine crore from three thousand account-holders of the Patel community, so we just gave them around Rs ten lakh today," Mehta said.

The bank manager added he assured the Patel community members, who were led by former sarpanch of Kherol village Kamlesh Patel, that the bank will return their entire money day-after-tomorrow.

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