Hardik Patel accuses Modi of using Patidars for Gujarat communal riots of 2002

, 6:58 AM IST

Ahmedabad: Hardik Patel, who was a pioneer of Patidar quota reservation and who had shaken the Gujarat Govt. wrote a letter to Prime Minister, Narendra Modi accusing him of using his community for Gujarat communal riots in 2002.

He wrote this letter from Udaipur where he is staying complying with the bail orders of Gujarat High Court in connection with a sedition case.

According to the news published in Hindustan Times, he wrote a letter on 24th August in which he wrote, ‘Modiji you have stabbed the Patidars in the back’. He mentioned that six criminal cases were registered against Patidars in connection with communal riots of 2002, they were convicted and given life sentence.

Report also claims Hardik quoting, “We all know that Narendra Modi has orchestrated the 2002 riots. Reaping the benefits of the communal riots, first he became the CM and then went on to become the PM”.

Hardik Patel, became famous when he launched agitation demanding reservation for his community for admissions in educational institutions and for securing government jobs.

A sedition case was registered against him in October 2015 and he was in jail for nine months. Later, he got bail in July with a condition to remain outside Gujarat for six months.