Gujjar leaders hold mahapanchayat in Rajasthan on quota issue

15 May 2018

Nearly 1,000 villagers today attended a 'mahapanchayat' called by the Gujjar community in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district to discuss the outcome of a meeting their leaders had held with the state government over their demand for five per cent reservation within the OBC quota.
On Monday night, representatives of the Gujjar community had held a meeting with Rajasthan ministers in Jaipur over the quota demand. State parliamentary affairs minister Rajendra Rathore told newspersons that the discussion was "positive". Himmat Singh, Gujjar Sangharsh Samiti spokesperson, said on Monday night that the outcome of the meeting would be presented before the community at the mahapanchayat and they will decide the future course of action at the meeting.
Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla arrived in Adda village, where the mahapanchayat is being held, and is likely to address it, Deputy SP Bayana (Bharatpur) Himashu Sharma said. After holding discussions with the community members at the meeting, Bainsla may announce his next move this evening. Apart from the mahapanchayat, the Gujjar community is holding two separate meetings, including in Marauli village by Bainsla supporters.