Bainsla ill; reservation march may be rescheduled

Jaipur: Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla was on Tuesday rushed to a private hospital here after he complained of uneasiness.

The development, sources say, might result in rescheduling of his march from Dausa demanding five per cent reservation quota for Gujjars in government jobs.

However, there is no official word on this.

Bainsla began his sit-in at Dausa's Bhandarej area on Sunday and gave a two-day ultimatum to the government to clear its stand on the quota issue.

He had announced he would march towards the pink city on Wednesday if the government did not respond to his demands.

So far, there is no call from the Gujjar leader to cancel or postpone the scheduled march but sources said it may be rescheduled due to Bainsla's ill-health. "I am sick and I cannot talk now as I am in a hospital. I hope to recover soon in order to command the agitation," Bainsla told.

His close aide Harprasad Gujjar said the Jaipur march has not been cancelled so far but any final decision will be taken taking into consideration Bainsla's health.

"Plan of march to Jaipur still stands and hundreds of people are participating in Bhandarez's sit-in...future course of action will be decided taking into consideration Bainsla's health," he said.

Gujjars are demanding five per cent reservation in government jobs for the community and the matter is presently sub-judice.