Bainsla demands 5% quota for Gujjars

Jaipur: Demanding five per cent quota in government jobs for members of his community, Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla along with his supporters on Sunday began a sit-in in Dausa district.

Bainsla, who took the step after a Mahapanchayat in Bhandarej town, threatened a mass march to Jaipur if their demands were not met.

"We have been cheated by the government every time. We want a clear answer -- yes or no -- to our main demand," he told PTI by telephone.

"The government promised us in January this year a quantifiable data collection exercise to justify quota for us as directed by the High Court.

"But the process has not been completed so far," Bainsla said.

"Reservation is our main demand and there are a few other issues also. We want the government to come and give us a final answer," he said.

Over 5,000 people participated in the meeting and hundreds were staging the sit-in with Bainsla.