Jaipur: Gujjars, demanding five per cent quota in jobs in Rajasthan, on Wednesday night called off their 17-day agitation after the state government assured them that it will complete within six months the quantifiable data collection for the purpose.
"I have called off the agitation. I am satisfied with what the state government has offered to us," Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla, spearheading the agitation said after holding talks with Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and a Committee of Ministers appointed by the state government.
The breakthrough came after seventeen days of protest during which Gujjars blocked railway tracks and roads. They had even cut off milk supply in various parts of the state.
But after the fourth round of negotiations between the Gujjars and the Gehlot government, both sides agreed on the following:...more
08:08 AM, Jan 06, 2011