Firebrand Patidar leader Hardik Patel at India TV's Chunav ManchPatel quota movement leader Hardik Patel said that he and his supporters "are neither slaves of BJP, nor Congress".
Hardik Patel said that he was yet to attain the age of contesting elections, and therefore, he was ruling himself out of the race.
Hardik Patel said that "our main aim at the moment is to ensure the defeat of BJP in the forthcoming assembly elections".
Hardik Patel noted that the Congress has offered 20% reservation to Patel community, while the BJP government's decision of granting 10% reservation was quashed by Gujarat HC.
Hardik Patel said that the Congress "must explain to us how they can provide 20% reservation in accordance with the Constitution".
Hardik Patel said that "if demonetization and GST can be enforced at the stroke of midnight, why can't our legislature sit till midnight and sort out the reservation issue?".
Hardik Patel said that if the BJP convinces us that it can give us reservation in accordance with the Constitution, we will end our movement.