In a late night meeting, the Congress gave Hardik Patel three options ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections 2017. The members of the Patel led Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti or PAAS said that they would seek a legal opinion before taking a final call. The options were conveyed to the PAAS members by senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal at the meeting which took place at 11:30 pm and ended at about 2 am. "We have been given three options by the Congress party on how to provide reservation to our community in educational institutions and government jobs," PAAS convener Dinesh Bambhania said after the meeting. He, however, did not divulge the details of the options. Sibal, after the meeting, told a press conference that "today's meeting between Congress leaders and PAAS has brought hope that something can be worked out." The PAAS members met Sibal to discuss modalities of providing reservation to Patidars if voted to power in the upcoming Assembly polls in Gujarat.