Members of Gujjar community, who are not supporting Col (retd) Kirori Singh Bainsla’s decision of holding agitation for reservation in government jobs, today took out a peace march in the city.
Around eight thousand people including youths took part in the march, which started from Ramnivas Garden and ended at Shaheed Smarak (Martyrs’ Memorial) near the State Assembly, where Gujjar leaders addressed the gathering.
“We are against Bainsla and his decision of holding agitation in support of reservation demand. He is supported by BJP and using our members for taking political mileage,” Ramswaroop Kasana, a Gujjar leader, said.
“The government is ready to hold talks but he (Bainsla) does not seem ready for talks and misguiding our people,” he said.
“He should first clear his stand over the issue of dialogue with the government. Whatever he is doing indicates that he is acting on BJP’s direction,” he alleged.
Gujjar leaders including Atar Singh, Hari Singh, Gopi Chand Gujjar, Ramveer Vidhudi and Vikram Gujjar were present at the meet.
Bainsla, a prominent Gujjar leader who is spearheading the agitation, is on sit-in at Gazipur in Dausa district and has plans to undertake a march on Friday to the State capital from several districts in support of the demand.
The Rajasthan High Court had in October last year stayed the quota in jobs and educational institution in the State for the Gujjars and people of economically backward classes.