Gujjar issue: Bainsla prepared to hold talks with Rajasthan CM Raje

June 1st, 2008 - 12:01 am ICT by admin  

Karwady (Rajasthan), May 31 (ANI): Gujjar leader Colonel (retired) Kirori Singh Bainsla, who is leading an agitation pressing for Scheduled Tribe status, on Saturday said he was prepared to hold talks with Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje if she showed “inclination and a positive attitude”.

“Mukhyamantri manas to banye, main tayaar hoon (let the Chief Minister make up her mind for talks, I am ready)”, Bainsla, spearheading an agitation for nine days, said in Karwady where he is camping along with his supporters.

When it was pointed out to him that the Rajasthan Government has already recommended to the Centre four to six per cent reservation for Gujjars, he said he has not received any letter to this effect.

In reply to a question, Bainsla said as soon as he received the letter in which six per cent quota has been recommended, he would call off the agitation.

Reminded that under Article 342 of the Constitution, only the Centre is empowered to take a decision on the matter, Bainsala said, “Let the State Government send the letter first, we shall see it.”

Asked when he would call off the agitation since the situation has become “chaotic” and people have suffered, he said he was ready to call off the stir agitation and hold dialogue with the Chief Minister once he received the copy of the recommendation letter. (ANI)

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