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Hardik Patel on Monday night renamed his controversial 'reverse Dandi Yatra' as `Ekta Yatra' as he met Chief Minister Anandiben Patel. During the first face-to-face meeting between Hardik Patel and the Chief Minister, the government asked the community leaders to approach the state OBC Commission over the demand of reservations under the OBC quota. The meeting between the Patel leaders including Hardik Patel and Lalji Patel with the Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and senior ministers went on for over three hours at the Chief Minister's residence in Gandhinagar.
"The meeting cannot be said to be a success or a failure as the state government has sought time from us for our demands regarding action for police atrocities on our community members and we have told them that our agitation will continue till they take effective steps," Hardik Patel said.
"We have decided to rename our `reverse Dandi Yatra' as `Ekta Yatra' and it will start from September 19. We will also organise public meetings in five big cities of the state," he said.
"Our main demands include suspension of police officers who were involved in atrocities on community members at GMDC ground on August 25 and registration of murder cases against police inspectors and sub-inspectors in whose areas Patel youths were killed following the violence," he said.