Gujjars to revive agitation over quota from Aug 29

Jaipur: The Akhil Bhartiya Gujjar Arakshan Sangarsh Samiti (ABGASS) today said it would launch a fresh agitation in Rajasthan from August 29 if its demand of five per cent reservation to gujjars was not granted.

"ABGASS would launch a long term 'janjagran abhiyan' (mass awareness campaign) in the state from August 29 for mobilising the community people to gherao the state Assembly over its charter of demands," the Samiti chief convenor Ramveer Singh Bidhuri told a press conference here.

The state government had announced a package of Rs 282 cr for community development of the gujjars under the Devnarayan Board, but it slashed the budget to mere Rs 25 cr, he alleged.