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Gujjars demand 10% reservation


Gujjars, one of the components of the most backward classes (MBCs) have demanded 10 percent reservation for the community. Gujjars have urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the community should be given reservation similar to the 10 per cent quota granted to the economically weaker section (EWS).

Demand raised after Pilot’sletter

After former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot, shot a letter to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot asking him to provide the promised five per cent reservation to the most backward classes (MBCs), the Gujjars came out with this demand.

The Gujjar Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti urged PM Modi to include the Act passed by the Rajasthan Vidhan Sabha in the ninth schedule of the Constitution.

The committee met in Hindaun on Saturday. It urged the PM to table the issue of inclusion in the ninth schedule in the forthcoming monsoon session of the parliament.

Bainsala grants 1 month time to Union govt

Gujjar leader Col Kirori Singh Bainsala said the community has given one month’s time to the Union government to implement it. Bainsala said that if the Union government fails to accept their demand, the Gujjar community of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi NCR will stage a demonstration before the Parliament.

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Bainsala, who celebrated his birthday in Hindaun on Saturday, also demanded that the political reservation should be given to the OBCs on similar lines like the SCs and STs. This would mean that in all the elections the OBC s would also enjoy the same advantage of reservations as enjoyed by the SCs and STs.

Pilot unhappy with Rajasthan government

The Gujjar leaders became active after the former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot raised the issue of the five per cent reservation under the MBC with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. There are five communities apart from Gujjars who have been identified as beneficiaries under the MBCs.

Pilot was unhappy that the state government has not implemented the five per cent promised reservations in the government jobs. Pilot has also demanded Constitutional status to the Devnarayan Board set up by the government for the welfare of the Gujjar community.

The demand for the reservation just before the panchayat poll in the state will have political ramifications.


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