Gujjars need to become part of national mainstream: Bainsla

Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla on Sunday said that demand for reservation was just the means and not an end.

Ahmedabad: Gujjar leader Kirori Singh
Bainsla on Sunday said that demand for reservation was just the
means and not an end, and people of the community need to
become part of the national mainstream through education and
political participation, to make themselves count.

"The agitation for reservation has got Gujjar
community global recognition, brought unity within and has
given people a sense of belonging, for which I am very
thankful," Bainsla who was here to thank the Gujjars of
Gujarat for their support during agitation for reservation in
Rajasthan said at a function here.

"The agitation for reservation was a means and not an
end. Unless you become part of the national mainstream, by
that I mean, be part of policy making process, participating
in politics and administration, you shall undoubtedly and
evidently be insignificant people," the President of the
National Gujjar Reservation Committee said.

Bainsla said that agreement with Rajasthan has been
reached on reservation, but it is time that the community
participate in politics and administration.

Some of the Gujjar community leaders here compared
Bainsla with Sardar Vallabhai Patel, the Iron Man of India.

"After Sardar Patel we have got Bainslaji who have led
us in the agitation and is working for the betterment of the
community," Gujjar leader Udal Singh Petla said.

PTI