As Hardik began his address to the gathering, a Gujjar leader, Rajendra Mawi, who claimed to be president of Akhil Bhartiya Gujjar Mahasangh, interrupted by accusing him of extending support to the demand for Jat reservation.

Mawi, who was pushed out of the venue after a brief scuffle, later said, "We are opposed to him (Hardik)... How can we support him when he is also supporting the demand by Jats for reservation."

He said that Hardik was supporting the Jat cause even after their demand had been struck down by courts on the basis of petitions filed by different OBC communities, including Gujjars.
Mawi further said that, given the political dominance of the Patels, they should talk to the Gujarat government and Narendra Modi dispensation at the Centre regarding their demands.
Mawi claimed there was some 'power behind Hardik' and that he had approached Gujjars knowing that they were a 'martial' community and their support will help him put pressure on the government on the Patel reservation issue.
Meanwhile, Gujjar leader Omvir Singh Mandara, president of OBC Arakashan Raksha Samiti, said that Hardik is being opposed by Gujjars because if reservation is given to Patels, then it will be accommodated in the 27 percent quota for OBCs.

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