Patidar leader Hardik Patel, who was on an indefinite hunger strike demanding reservation for Patidars and loan waiver from farmers, broke his fast after 19 days, saying he would not play into the hands of those who want to kill him.
Mr Patel was holding out for a response from the government on his demands. Last week, the 24-year-old ended up in hospital after stopped drinking water to intensify his protest.
In a tweet today, he said, “I can die for those who love me, who want to keep me alive. But my friends, I would not oblige those who want to kill me by dying.”