Raje misleading people on Gujjar reservation issue: Gehlot

Gehlot: Government already granted five per cent reservation under special backward class.

Written by PTI | Jaipur | Published: November 12, 2013 3:39:41 pm

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has accused BJP state president Vasundhara Raje of misleading people on Gujjar reservation issue by promising that the party would give five per cent reservation to the community if voted to power.

Gehlot said the state government has already granted five per cent reservation under special backward class.

“Congress government has given five per cent reservation after crossing several hurdles. Their people got stay (on reservation) from the High Court so that Congress can not take credit but the government could give one per cent reservation under SBC and the issue of four per cent is subjudice,” Gehlot said in a statement.

“Raje’s statement that BJP government if voted to power would give five per cent reservation to Gujjars is nothing but a false promise,” he said.

Gehlot said that Raje had misled the community during her Pariwartan Yatra in 2008 also on Gujjar reservation issue.

“70 people who were demanding reservation were killed in police firing during the tenure of Raje,” Gehlot alleged.

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