Raj Min rejects daughter-in-law's demand for resignation

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Jaipur, Oct 7 (UNI) Gujjar reservation agitation in Rajasthan seems to be spreading to the houses of Ministers as well.

State Panchayati Raj Minister Kalulal Gujjar and his daughter-in-law Kamla Devi, a sarpanch from Gurlan in Bhilwara district, have got engaged in a spat over demand for resignation from their respective posts.

Ms Devi had advised her father-in-law to support the cause of the Gujjar community by resigning from his post, saying, ''Papaji should resign and come out in support of the community's demand, my husband is in jail since October 2.'' Her husband Devalal Gujjar had courted arrest during the 'jail bharo' agitation and has been lodged in a makeshift jail.

In reply to his daughter-in-law's demand, Mr Kalulal Gujjar today advised her to practise what she preached and said, ''My daughter-in-law had not even resigned her post of sarpanch and advises me to leave my post of ministership.'' He said it might be a part of a conspiracy by some vested interest to create rift in the family or the handiwork of some newsmen who had twisted her words as Ms Devi was not very educated.

However, he rejected the demand by saying that ''I could serve my society and community better in the post of Minister.'' Earlier, Civil Supplies Minister Kirorilal Meena had also advised the Minister to resign and court arrest along with other Gujjar leaders after the community charged Mr Meena with inciting the Gujjars with provocative statements.


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