Gujjar leaders meet Rajnath
Rajnath said, he was in touch with the CM Vasundhara Raje and avoided any direct reply to the demand of granting ST status to the Gujjar community.delhi Updated: Jun 02, 2007 17:36 IST
With the stand-off between the BJP-led Rajasthan government and Gujjars continuing, party president Rajnath Singh on Friday advocated dialogue to resolve it after community leaders demanded intervention of the party high-command.
"Peace is utmost important and any solution is possible only with a dialogue process," Singh told reporters after meeting leaders of All India Gujjar Mahasabha in New Delhi.
He said, he was in touch with the Chief Minster Vasundhara Raje and "we would do whatever is necessary."
However, Singh avoided any direct reply to the demand of granting ST status to the Gujjar community.
Rajasthan government's efforts to resolve the Gujjars' stir on Thursday night failed to yield any results as the talks with the agitating leaders ended abruptly.
"We want the party president to instruct the state Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje to order a high level enquiry and compensation for the firing incident and the killing of the innocent people," Yashveer Singh, General Secretary, All India Gujjar Mahasabha told reporters after the meeting.
"It is for sure that the state government's laxity resulted in the incident. Now, it is for the party to decide about the
leadership in the state," he added.
As per sources, the memorandum presented to the BJP president clearly mentioned the dissatisfaction of the community with the present Chief Minister, however no particular demand has been mentioned.