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Gujjar sit-in continues at Hindon

Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla, spearheading the stir for quota for the community in state jobs, on Monday gave an ultimatum to the Rajasthan government to fulfil the demand by Tuesday even as he and his hundreds of supporters continued their sit-in at Hindon, 350-km from Jaipur.

jaipur Updated: Apr 12, 2010 21:07 IST

Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla, spearheading the stir for quota for the community in state jobs, on Monday gave an ultimatum to the Rajasthan government to fulfil the demand by Tuesday even as he and his hundreds of supporters continued their sit-in at Hindon, 350-km from Jaipur.

Accusing the Ashok Gehlot-led Congress government of vacillating on the issue of 5 per cent reservation for Gujjars in jobs, Bainsla threatened intensification of the agitation if their demand was not met by Tuesday morning.

"If a written agreement providing jobs for the community is not reached by tomorrow morning, the protestors will do anything including staging a march to Jaipur from Hindon," he said.

"We want a positive and a written reply on our demand without any delay. Otherwise, we are ready for any kind of action," Bainsla told PTI by telephone from Hindon.

However, he said Gujjars wanted peaceful and negotiated settlement of their demand and door for talks would be kept open.

Bainsla, who along with his supporters was staging a sit-in at the college ground at Hindon, nevertheless said "I will not meet the CM unless the state government reaches at any firm decision."

A 14-member Gujjar delegation, led by Capt Harprasad, is likely to hold talks with government intermediary Jitendra Singh, the Energy Minister in the government.

Amid tight security, hundreds of Gujjars on Sunday took out a march from Gudla village in Karauli district and halted at Hindon in the evening.