Koli-Thakor community organizations in Rajkot demand 20% reservation on the basis of population
Ahmedabad With the Assembly elections in Gujarat later this year, political developments are changing rapidly every day. In Rajkot, Koli-Thacker community organizations have launched a campaign called Mission 2022 and demanded 20% population-based reservation for Koli-Thacker community. In Gujarat, before the last Assembly elections, the Patidar reservation movement had gained momentum. This time, the demand for Koli-Thakur reservation may gain momentum. The people of the society held a conference and demanded 20% reservation. Five MLAs, including the former Congress president, have come out in support of it.
Congress MLAs Rajesh Gohal, Ratok Makwana, Vimal Choudasma and others also took part in it and demanded separate 20 per cent reservation for Koli and Thakur communities. Former Congress president Amit Chawda has said that Koli, Thackeray and Bakhshi Punch have been demanding population-based reservations for a long time. The Congress supports the demand of this community and demands from the government to give necessary reservation to the people of Koli, Thakur, Bakhshi Panch Samaj for social justice.
It is pertinent to note that before the 2017 Assembly elections, the demand for Patidar reservation movement had arisen in the state and this time the Kolas and Thakurs have started demanding reservations on the basis of population. 20% reservation is being demanded by these communities. The Congress stood in support of the Patidar reservation and Koli and Thackeray came out in support of this demand of the society.