Kirori Lal Meena calls off agitation

Kirori Lal and his wife Golma Devi on Friday called off their over a-week- long agitation after the Rajasthan government agreed to their demand of a fresh probe into alleged starvation deaths in the tribal region of Udaipur.

Last Updated: Apr 15, 2011, 18:41 PM IST

Jaipur: Meena community leader Kirori Lal
and his wife Golma Devi on Friday called off their over a-week-
long agitation after the Rajasthan government agreed to their
demand of a fresh probe into alleged starvation deaths in the
tribal region of Udaipur.
The stir was called off after Meena held third round
of talks with state tourism minister Bina Kak and energy
minister Jitendra Singh.

The government has agreed to set up a committee to
probe the starvation deaths and assured that steps will be
taken to curb corruption, the Dausa MP said.

The couple had sat on dharna on Thursday last week
demanding steps to curb corruption and Devi, a Rajasthan
minister, converted her dharna into fast-unto-death on
Tuesday.
Meanwhile, ten contractual female employees demanding
permanent job under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM)
also called off their agitation after the government assured
them of appropriate steps.

PTI