Gujarat Assembly elections 2017: Clash erupts between Congress, PASS workers over seat distribution in Surat

20 November 2017, 09:11 AM
Gujarat Assembly elections 2017: Clash erupts between Congress, PASS workers over seat distribution in Surat (Photo-ANI)
Gujarat Assembly elections 2017: Clash erupts between Congress, PASS workers over seat distribution in Surat (Photo-ANI)

Hardik Patel-led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) activists on Sunday got involved in clash with Congress workers over ticket distribution in Surat.

The PAAS workers were alleging that they did not get proper representation as it was promised. Congress and PASS reached an agreement over quota on Sunday which was later announced by Bharat Singh Solanki, Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee President.

Miffed over ticket distribution, PAAS leader Dinesh Patel said that they will oppose Congress if their concerns are not addressed.

To PAAS members were given tickets in the released list, while the Hardik Patel-led organisation had demanded 20 seats. Around 20 other Patel candidates, who are not members of the PAAS, also find mention in the list.

The two who have been given tickets are Lalit Vasoya from Dhoraji and Amit Thummar from Junagadh seat. In Surat,  PAAS members ghearoed the city unit office late in the night and indulged in sloganeering against the Congress.

"Our community members have not been given proper representation in the list that has been declared. We will not allow any Congress office to function in the state," Surat city PAAS convenor Dharmik Malaviya told reporters.

First Published: Monday, November 20, 2017 08:20 AM

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