Gujjars need to become part of national mainstream: Bainsla

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Ahmedabad, Feb 6 (PTI) Gujjar leader Kirori SinghBainsla today said that demand for reservation was just themeans and not an end, and people of the community need tobecome part of the national mainstream through education andpolitical participation, to make themselves count.

"The agitation for reservation has got Gujjarcommunity global recognition, brought unity within and hasgiven people a sense of belonging, for which I am verythankful," Bainsla who was here to thank the Gujjars ofGujarat for their support during agitation for reservation inRajasthan said at a function here.

"The agitation for reservation was a means and not anend. Unless you become part of the national mainstream, bythat I mean, be part of policy making process, participatingin politics and administration, you shall undoubtedly andevidently be insignificant people," the President of theNational Gujjar Reservation Committee said.

Bainsla said that agreement with Rajasthan has beenreached on reservation, but it is time that the communityparticipate in politics and administration.

Some of the Gujjar community leaders here comparedBainsla with Sardar Vallabhai Patel, the Iron Man of India.

"After Sardar Patel we have got Bainslaji who have ledus in the agitation and is working for the betterment of thecommunity," Gujjar leader Udal Singh Petla said.

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