Gujjars to hold protest outside Raj Assembly
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Last Updated: Sunday, August 29, 2010, 20:47
Jaipur: A Gujjar faction here today said it would hold a protest outside the Rajasthan Assembly on Tuesday to press for its demand for providing quota to the community.

The Gehlot government made a number of promises to Gujjar leaders with regard to their demands, including a five per cent special quota, but nothing concrete has been done, chief convener of Akhil Bhartiya Gujjar Arakshan Sangarsh Samiti Ramveer Singh Bidhuri told reporters here.

Bidhuri, running a Gujjar faction other than Kirori Singh Bainsla, was on a 'janjagran abhiyan' to mobilse community people for the protest rally on August 31.

He said Gehlot's alleged dilly-dallying attitude had caused strong resentment among the community members and they would launch an agitation to press for their demands.

Over 70 Gujjars held during various agitations were still in jails and the state government had done nothing other than giving false assurances to the community, Bidhuri said.

The state government had announced a Rs 282-cr package for community development under the Devnarayan Board, but the budget was cut down to mere Rs 25 cr, he claimed.


First Published: Sunday, August 29, 2010, 20:47

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