Rajasthan government invites Gurjar leader for talks ahead of quota stir

The Rajasthan government has invited Gurjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla for talks tomorrow after he threatened to revive the agitation for reservation to the community.

Published: 13th May 2018 06:34 PM  |   Last Updated: 13th May 2018 06:34 PM   |  A+A-

Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje (File | PTI)

By PTI

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan government has invited Gurjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla for talks tomorrow after he threatened to revive the agitation for reservation to the community.

Bainsla has announced a sit-in on Tuesday to press for their demand of five-per-cent reservation within the Other Backward Class (OBC) quota.

A faction of the community, opposed to Bainsla, is also planning to hold a separate meeting in Bharatpur district on the same day.

Bharatpur collector Sandesh Nayak said the message for talks with a group of ministers in Jaipur has been communicated to Bainsla.

Mobile Internet services were discontinued last night for 24 hours to prevent rumours.

The decision will be reviewed later today, he told PTI.

A spokesperson of the Gurjar Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti, Himmat Singh, said they have called a meeting at 10 am tomorrow morning to decide whether to accept or decline the government's invitation for the talks.

Meanwhile, a faction of the community has opposed Bainsla, alleging that he keeps the community people misguided all the time and it has become a "habit" for him to announce the revival of the agitation every summer.

"Bainsla has called for mahapadav (agitation) at Adda village on May 15. Members of the community in several villages are unhappy with Bainsla, who has just mislead us. Therefore, a decision has been taken that we will also call a meeting on the same day in Bharatpur, which will be addressed by our leader Ramvir Singh Bidhuri," Vijay Ram, a local Gurjar leader, said.

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  • Narendra rana

    There is a sane solution to the caste-based reservation imbroglio. Its also totally simple and is based in ancient indian democratic civilzation mind-set:- 1. The problem originated due to under-representation of "lower castes"in govt positions. Under present supreme court 50% ceiling rule(not quite in spirit of constitution?)50% of all posts are being indirectly" reserved"for all "upper castes that together constitute only 25%or so of national population. The obc categories getting 27% vs their 54%numerical strength. SC and ST castes getting total 22.5%posts ie fully equal to their overall population. But ofcourse within each reserved category ,thete is too much predominance of select handful of castes only while rest remain unrepresented. Thus present policy is faied one and has not done justice to whole siciety and national constitution. 2. Let us have v simpke formula now that each and every caste,"lower,middle or upper " should get exact representation in all govt posts equivalent to its population percentage(national or state level application). End to all types of unfair laws and discrimination. 3. Only other rule needed is that once any family gets reservation in govt job then for the next generation its members may be barred,so that other families of that jaati(caste)also get fairer chance. Jai Hind!
    1 year ago reply
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