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Gujjars refuse offer for talks

Gujjars agitating for 5% reservation in government jobs rejected Rajasthan government's effort to initiate talks on Saturday, the sixth day of the stir, even as the protestors gave the government 30 days to resolve the issue.

india Updated: Dec 26, 2010 01:21 IST
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Gujjars agitating for 5% reservation in government jobs rejected Rajasthan government's effort to initiate talks on Saturday, the sixth day of the stir, even as the protestors gave the government 30 days to resolve the issue.

The government sent three senior IAS officials to Bayana to break the deadlock but Gujjar leaders refused to meet them.

An official letter was sent to Col (retd) Kirori Singh Bainsla, who is leading the agitation, to come for talks with the government representatives.

"The government has sent us a letter and we will respond similarly through a letter," said Bainsla after consulting other community leaders and set the 30-day deadline for the government.

Meanwhile, the stir continued to gridlock rail traffic on different routes, affecting nearly 100 trains.

Amid the uncertainty gripping rail travel, airlines have raised fares on the Jaipur-Delhi and Jaipur-Mumbai routes.