The Congress's first list of 77 candidates announced on Sunday night featured 19 members of the Patidar community including Lalit Vasoya, a close aide of Hardik Patel.
Earlier, after an hour meeting, Mr Patel's group, the PAAS or Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti, refused to divulge details. The Congress is making a big effort to capture power in the state, which has been ruled by the BJP for 22 years and support from the Patidar community, staunch BJP supporters for decades, is a crucial step.
Hardik Patel has made it clear that the BJP's lack of support to their demands will cost it during the elections. But sources in the Congress had suggested that its demand for 20 assembly seats from where it wanted its supporters to be fielded in next month's assembly election, is too steep a price for its support.
After this evening's meeting, Bharatsinh Solanki, the Gujarat chief of Congress said Mr Patel's group has made no demand. "PAAS has made no demand for seats, neither did Alpesh Thakur or Jignesh Mewani," he said. "Anyone who is willing to work for states welfare will be given tickets," he, however, added.
The last date for filing nominations for the first phase of the assembly elections is Tuesday.
Hardik Patel has made his support to the Congress conditional - he wants Patidars brought under the 27 per cent quota for Other Backward Classes. Over the weeks, the young leader has delivered many ultimatums which he later cancelled.
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