Gujjar-govt meet again to resolve differences

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Jaipur, Jun 14 (UNI) Agitating Gujjar leaders and the Rajasthan Government resumed further talks here today to resolve the differences over feasibility of the state government's move to write another recommendatory letter to the Centre favouring reservation for Gujjars.

The state government delegation led by ruling BJP Treasurer and Rajya Sabha MP Ramdas Agrawal and the Gujjar delegation led by Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajauri, Vice Chancellor Masood Chauhdary met again at the Harish Chandra Mathur Rajasthan Institute of Public Administration(HCMRIPA) around 1145 hrs to resume talks which were inconclusive yesterday.

In the second round of talks yesterday, both sides were optimistic about the outcome and said they expected an amicable solution to the 22-day old stir, in a day or two.

At least 38 people died in agitation related incidents across the state since May 23.

The first round of talks between the Gujjar leaders and the state government was held on Monday in Bayana.

The state government had constituted a joint delegation of politicians and senior bureaucrats under the leadership of Mr Agrawal, who has been associated with negotiations with the Gujjar leaders for the last one year.

Four Cabinet Ministers Laxmi Narain Dave, Sanwar Lal Jat, Nathu Singh Gurjar and Kalu Lal Gurjar, BJP state President and sitting MP Om Prakash Mathur and senior IAS Officers S N Thanvi, Sunil Arora and Malovika Panwar were other members who constituted the government delegation.

While Mr Thanvi had been supervising in Bayana, Mr Arora and Ms Panwar presently hold posts of secretaries in the CMO and the Social Justice Department, respectively.

Meanwhile, a six-member team of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has reached Bayana and Pillukapura yesterday to look into the allegations of atrocities on Gujjar protesters by police during the agitation.

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