New Delhi | Prime Minister Narendra Modi today appealed to the people of Gujarat to maintain peace and order in the state, where the agitation over the demand for quota by the Patel community has turned violent.
In a televised address, Mr Modi underlined that violence was no solution to any problem, and everything could be settled through dialogue.
The Prime Minister said the people should remain calm and maintain unity, and not do anything that was against the spirit of democracy.
Mr Modi said,” violence never benefits anybody.”
The appeal from the Prime Minister came as additional paramilitary forces were rushed to the state to bring the situation under control.
”Various parts of the state reported violence following the detention of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convener Hardik Patel, who was however, later released.
Union Home Minister Rajanth Singh has also spoken to Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel about the situation in the state.
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