A meeting was arranged by businessmen led organisation Patidar Abhivadan Samiti (PAS) in Surat to felicitate the Patidar BJP leaders ended by a commotion by Hardik Patel supporters.
Hardik Patel supporters rushed in into the venue and started shouting “Hardik, Hardik”. To counter them, the BJP supporters shouted “Jai Sardar, Jai Patidar”. This commotion made the programme to stop.
On the dais there was Amit Shah, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, his predecessor Anandiben Patel, BJP state president Jitu Vaghan and 44 MLA Patidars of Gujarat. Hardik supporters threw chairs at the Police to stop them. While Hardik’s supporters were fighting with Police, all the others walked out of the venue.
Hardik Patel founded Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS). Hardik Patel is currently serving a bail condition in Udaipur. The programme was organised in P P Sawani school which is owned by PAS leader Mahesh Sawani. Everyone on the dais were worried when the commotion broke out. Rupala spoke for about 15 minutes, Vaghani for about 17 minutes, followed by Rupani who spoke for about 3 minutes and Shah spoke for 5 Minutes. The meeting was dismissed at 8:30p.m.
The conflict between PAS and PAAS about this meeting actually started from last week and PAAS broke out in the meeting.