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Rival gujjars faction threatens agitation from June 13

jaipur Updated: May 13, 2010 21:29 IST

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Rejecting the one per cent additional quota extended by Rajasthan government to the community, a rebel Gujjar faction on Thursday threatened to launch an agitation from June 13 if their demand of five per cent reservation was not met by next month.

Addressing a Mahapanchayat, a grand council meeting, at Sikandra town of Dausa district, chief patron of All India Gujjar Aarakshan Sangarsh Samiti Ramvir Singh Bidhuri slammed Gujjar leader Kirorisingh Bainsla for the agreement arrived with the state government.

"Gujjars have openly rejected the accord which is a mere eyewash," he said and alleged that Bainsala had withdrawn the agitation to secure a Rajya Sabha ticket for his daughter.

The state government should ensure jobs to members of gujjar community and fill 80,000 posts lying vacant apart from releasing hundreds of gujjar leaders lodged in jails and withdrawing cases against them, he said, adding that if their demands are not met they will launch an agitation beginning with 'Rajasthan Bandh' on June 13.

Besides thousands of Gujjars, people of Rebari, Gardia Lohar and Banjara communities also participated in the Mahapanchayat.