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Gujjar leaders to start agitation over reservation

According to a source, Gujjar leader Col Kirori Singh Bainsla was quoted as saying that the community will launch an agitation before May 21 in the district of Patoli, Pipalkheda, Dausa, Sikandra, Kotputli, Ajmer, Pali, Jalore, Bhilwara & Sawai Madhopur. This protest comes into effect due to the reservation that has been granted to them.

Bainsla on Sunday stated that their demands have not been met and the government is providing them with just 5% reservation, which they consider as an injustice.

He has assured that members of the community will launch an agitation this month to press for their demand of five per cent reservation from within the OBC quota.

The Gujjar Sangharsh Samiti spokesperson, Himmat Singh, said that the decision was taken at a meeting in Bayana of Bharatpur district. “The decision to revive the agitation was taken today in the meeting headed by Kirori Singh Bainsla. All the leaders of the community along with its members have been asked to assemble for a sit-in at Pilu ka pura on May 15 to demand reservation,” he said.

The Rajasthan Assembly had in October last year passed a bill to raise OBC reservation from 21 to 26 percent to provide five per cent quota to Gujjar and other castes. However, the high court stayed the bill as it would have increased the reservation to 54 percent.

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