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Rajasthan govt tables reservation bill in assembly; Gurjars to end protest

Energy Minister BD Kalla presented the bill of 5% reservation for six backward communities including Gujars and 10% reservation for other backward classes (OBCs) in the assembly.

February 13, 2019, 5:55 pm

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Gurjar community members on railway tracks for the protest.

Jaipur: The Gurjar agitation entered the sixth day, the Congress-led Rajasthan government tabled the bill of reservation for backward communities in state assembly on Wednesday. Gurjar community leader Colonel Kirori Singh Bainsala welcomed the government’s move and said that they would consider ending the agitation after receiving official communication regarding the bill. Read also: Gurjar agitation hits tourism industry; 50% drop in Ranthambore national park visitors Energy Minister BD Kalla presented the bill of 5% reservation for six backward communities including Gujars and 10% reservation for other backward classes (OBCs) in the assembly. The Gurjar agitation which started on Friday can probably end with the official decisions on the reservation. The Gurjar Aarakshan Sangarsh Committee’s speaker Shailendra Singh said in a statement that once the official statement from the government is received the future course of the agitation will be decided by the community members. The community protest for five percent reservation in the state entered its sixth day on Wednesday and the community members continued to block highways and railway tracks. Gurjar Aarakshan Sangarsh Committee leader Kirori Singh Bainsla with community members refused to clear railway tracks and highways until their demands are met. Gurjars blocked the roads of Chaksu town near Jaipur along with 10 national highways on Tuesday. The Railways canceled and diverted several train routes due to the protest.  

First published: February 13, 2019
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