Patel community reservation quota agitation leader Hardik Patel arrested by the Rajkot police authorities for protesting outside the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium during India vs South Africa 3rd ODI match on Sunday 17 October 2015.
Hardik Patel issued a threat earlier to hold protests to push his demand for reservation during the cricket match after which the city secured with large deployment to ensure smooth conduct of the third ODI cricket match between India and South Africa.
In a statement issued a day before the match 22 years old leader Hardik Patel said, ” I will block the way of Indian and South African cricket teams to the Saurashtra Cricket Association (SCA) stadium and not let them enter the venue if me and my supporters are not allowed to go inside to stage an agitation.”
Meanwhile Hardi has also requested the Patel community members to remain in attendance in large numbers during the match to raise their demand for reservation under OBC quota for which they have been agitating over last two months.
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