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Bainsla to hold talks with Rajasthan govt

Jaipur: Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla has agreed to hold talks with the Rajasthan government on the community’s demand for reservation in State jobs.

“The Chief Minister has invited me so I am coming to Jaipur to hold the next round of talks. I will explore the possibilities (to end the deadlock),” Mr. Bainsla told PTI over phone.

“My delegation held a meeting with the State ministers at Jaipur yesterday and the community is of the view that the talks should move in a more positive direction,” he said.

“Before meeting any minister or the government representative, I will discuss the issue with my delegation which is staying in Jaipur,” he said.

G S Sandhu, Principal Secretary, Urban Development, said the next round of talks will be held between Mr. Bainsla and the committee of ministers comprising Energy Minister Jitendra Singh, Home Minister Shanti Dhariwal and Transport Minister B K Sharma.

“Based on the outcome of the meeting, the decision may be taken to hold the next round with the Chief Minister,” he indicated.

Mr. Bainsla will decide how many delegation members will be in the next round of meeting, a Gujjar leader said.

An over 50-member delegation is staying at a hotel here and has held two rounds of the talks with the committee of the ministers over the last two days but could not reach a consensus on the issue of five per cent reservation.

The stir has entered the 16th day on Tuesday. The agitators have been blocking the Mumbai-Delhi rail tracks at Pilukapura in Bharatpur, and Jaipur-Agra National Highway at Dausa and several other roads in support of their demand.

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