Gujjars to continue talks with Rajasthan government

June 13th, 2008 - 8:00 pm ICT by ANI  

Jaipur, June 13 (ANI): The second round of talks between agitating Gujjar representatives and Rajasthan Government representatives which lasted for three hours in Jaipur today, were positive, and would continue tomorrow.

The meeting started at 11 a.m. and continued till 2 p.m.

Both the party representatives said that the talk was going in a positive direction.

Masood Singh Choudhry, who was spearheading the Gujjars in todays meeting said: The government was taking our demands seriously and we hope that our talks will conclude on a positive note.

The Government of Rajasthan High Power Committee Chairman Ram Das Aggrawal said, It was a progressive talk. I am sure the outcome of the meeting would be for the welfare of Rajasthan. Tomorrow we will again begin our talks at 11 a.m.

There is a possibility that Bainsla would attend the meeting, sources said.

The agitators will continue their protests on the railway tracks until they reach an agreement.

The government’s nine- member team included four ministers–L N Dave, Sanwar Lal Jat, Nathu Singh Gujjar and Nathu Singh Gujjar and the state’s chief interlocuter S N Thanvi.

Preliminary talks were held in Bayana in Bharatpur on Monday but Bainsla put the precondition of release of 25 women arrested for damaging rail track in Dausa District last week for the talks to be held in Jaipur.

The women were granted bail by a Dausa sessions court on Thursday.

Gujjars have been demanding a Scheduled Tribe status in Rajasthan. (ANI)

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