He was addressing a hunger strike in front of the Secretariat by leaders of Samstha Nair Samajam, an outfit of forward Nair community in the state, against government's 'neglect' towards the issues faced by the community.
Blaming political parties for the present system of reservation, he said reservation policy has not been amended by political parties due to vote bank politics.

Stating that Andolan was not against reservation, he said “We demand that reservation policy should be re-looked. The economic backwardness should be the criteria for reservation he said. The system has to be changed,” P C Patel stated.
“All poor people in the country should get reservation benefits irrespective of religion and caste,” he said adding the agitation is for getting justice to all. All forward community have united in the fight against this reservation policy, he said adding the agitation would be taken to other parts of the country.
“Reservation is not an issue restricted to Gujarat. It is a national issue,” Patel said.

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