Col Bainsla turns down appeal for withdrawal of Jail Bharo agitation

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Jaipur, Sep 30 (UNI) The Gujjar Reservation Action Committee has turned down the state government's appeal for withdrawal of the proposed ''jail Bharo'' agitation from October 2, for pressing the demand of ST status for the community.

However, the action committee Convenor Col Kirodi Singh Bainsla had assured the government during fresh rounds of talks with government representatives yesterday that the agitation would be peaceful.

BJP state President Mahesh Sharma and BJP national Treasurer sitting MP Ramdas Agrawal participated in the talks for the government.

Dr Sharma and Mr Agrawal told UNI that the government was not against any democratic agitational programme so long the same was held in a peaceful manner.

They said Col Bainsla's attitude was positive and they did appreciate his community and organisational compulsions for opting for the agitational path.

Mr Sharma said the state government was committed to abiding by the understanding signed with the action committee on June 4, 2007 and would forward to the Centre the recommendation of the Chopra Committee, on the Gujjar's demand on ''as it is'' basis.

About holding of Gujjar Panchayats by different outfits at various places, Mr Sharma said it was the violation of the agreement signed between the action committee and the state government.


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