Last round of talks b/w Gujjars, Raj govt on June 17

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Jaipur, Jun 17: The last round of talks between the Gujjars and the Rajasthan government will begin here today. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje is expected to participate in the final round of talks. Fourth round of talks, which was attended by top Gujjar leader Colonel Kirori Singh Bainsla on Monday, ended on a positive note. The leader of the Gujjar delegation, Col Bainsla confirmed that the talks are moving towards a positive outcome.

Although it is not clear that whether government has agreed to recommend Gujjars in Scheduled Tribe (ST) quota or Gujjars have softened their demands. But it is being assumed that Government is somewhere going to compromise on this issue as the reactions from community have started coming in. Although in this meet nothing officially concrete came out, but the State Government and Gujjar leaders have shown their optimistic attitude about the dead lock.

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Bainsla led a 30-member delegation of his outfit, Gurjar Arakshan Sangharsh Samiti, to the talks. The delegation included his Samiti deputy Captain (retd.) Hari Prasad. The Rajasthan government team, led by BJP MP and party treasurer Ramdas Agarwal, included four state ministers L N Dave, S M Jat, Nathu Singh Gujjar and Kalu Lal Gujjar.

The talks between the Rajasthan government and agitating Gujjar leaders have reached a decisive phase. The agitating Gujjars are demanding schedule tribe status for the community in Rajasthan.


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