Law Kumar Mishra
Patna : Akhil Bharatiya Patel Navnirman Sena chief Hardik Patel and six other leaders of different sub-castes of Patels (Kurmis in Bihar and UP) met CM Nitish Kumar, who is also Kurmi by caste. The CM had invited them for lunch at his official residence 1,Anne Marg, on December 13 to dicuss current political scenario in the country.
The JDU national secretary general K C Tyagi accompanied the Patel leaders from New Delhi. They were welcomed by the Bihar unit chief of Patel Nav Nirman Sena Ranjan Patel. The state government had extended protocol befitting a state guest and Hardik Patel was
provided a red beacon fitted government vehicle. From Jaiprakash Narayn airport, he went to CM’s house. He refused to talk to the media at airport terminal, where his supporters clashed with the television cameramen and had a minor scuffle with them.
The Patel leaders have invited the Bihar chief minister to visit Gujarat and address public meetings to be organised by the Nav Nirman Sena next month. Hardik Patel’s exile from Gujarat imposed by Gujarat high Court ends on January 17, 2017. His supporters have plans to organise rallies at Rajkot, Surat and Mahesana to celebrate Hardik’s “welcome home” after six months and requested the chief minister to attend these public meetings. Hardik, who is staying at Udaipur in Rajasthan, will return to Gujarat on January 18 next year.
Niish has accepted Nardik’s invitation, according to officials at chief minister secretariat. They said Nitish Kumar’s Gujarat programme will be announced shortly. Hardik Patel told mediapersons after meeting Nitish that the CM has accepted invitation to address Kisan Sammelan in Gujarat on January 28. He said he discussed implementation of prohibition in Bihar and suggested Bihar model of prohibition law should be introduced in Gujarat too.