Jaipur: On Saturday afternoon, a ministerial panel, headed by Rajasthan Tourism Minister Vishvendra Singh will be meeting Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla who has been agitating on railway tracks in Sawai Madhopur district, demanding reservation.
The three-member committee, comprising Health Minister Raghu Sharma and Social Justice and Empowerment Bhanwar Lal Meghwal will visit the rail tracks at around 3 pm. The team will also be assisted by IAS Neeraj K Pawan. On Friday, Gujjar leader Bainsla, along with his supporters started an agitation on the railway tracks, demanding five per cent reservation to Gujjars, Raika-Rebari, Gadia Luhar, Banjara and Gadaria communities in government jobs and educational institutions.
However the ongoing agitation has affected the train movement with 14 trains being cancelled and four trains being diverted between Sawai Madhopur to Bayana section-Nimoda to Malarna block section in Kota Division of Western Central Railway. Meanwhile, the protestors also blocked the Hindaun-Karauli road and disrupted the bus services, causing inconvenience to the commuters.
It to be noted that due to this agitation ,on Friday, four trains were cancelled, and seven others diverted following the reservation movement between Sawai Madhopur and Bayana railway stations, as per CPRO West Central Railway. The protest also affected the train movement on the Delhi-Mumbai line. Meanwhile, a support booth with helpline number 220-1043 has been set up at Jaipur station for information about diversion and cancellation of trains.
In December, Gujjar leader Bainsla had given a 20-day "ultimatum" to the Rajasthan government to make its stand clear on quota to the five communities, failing which he threatened of beginning the quota stir. Since the deadline lapsed on Friday and the Rajasthan government did not make any announcement, Bainsla staged the protest along with his supporters. At present, all the five communities are getting one per cent separate reservation as part of the legal limit of 50 per cent.