Sachin Pilot reminds Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot of promise to Gujjar community about 5 per cent reservation
Sunday, 13 September 2020 Former Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot has written a letter to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on the issue of 5 per cent reservation for Gujjars and other communities.
Congress leader Sachin Pilot, who is in Patna for campaigning amid ongoing state Assembly elections, is confident of 'Mahagathbandhan' making government in the state. While talking to ANI, he said that on Nov 10, 'Mahagathbandhan' will form the government with a thumping majority. He further added, "Based on CM's bewildered responses and unsatisfactory answers after 5 years, the public has understood that there is a need for change".
Congress leader Sachin Pilot on being asked about his party leaders terming Jyotiraditya Scindia as 'gaddar' said that public will ultimately decide who is wrong or right and everyone is free to decide which party they want to join. Sachin Pilot said, "I believe everyone is free to decide which party they want to be in and public ultimately decides who is wrong or right. He further said people have not accepted Shivraj Singh Chouhan as their Chief Minister. Congress is in a very strong position in all 28 seats where elections are going to happen. I have full faith that Congress candidates will stand up to the expectations of the public."
An FIR has been registered against former deputy chief minister Sachin Pilot's media advisor Lokendra Singh in phone tapping case. Rajasthan Police lodged FIR on October 7, two months after the Congress leader's camp accused the Ashok Gehlot-led government of tapping phones of some of their MLAs. "FIR registered under sections 505 (2) and others. It registered for spreading rumours over alleged phone tapping of some MLAs and leaders," said DCP South, Jaipur.
In an attempt to make India plastic-free, Indian Railways is now planning to serve tea in Kulhad (earthen cups) at every railway stations across the country, informed Railway Minister Piyush Goyal at an event in Rajasthan's Alwar on November 29. He said, "There're nearly 400 railway stations serving tea in Kulhad (earthen cups). We're making efforts to implement the same across the country as Railways' contribution in making India plastic-free. It'll also generate employment."
A girls' hostel, with a capacity of 100 beds, is being constructed in the Ganderbal district's Kangan here which aims to provide relief to students from the tribal communities who travel long distances every day for studies. Students from far-flung areas, especially from the Gujjar and Bakarwal communities are often unable to afford private accommodation in the district and are expected to greatly benefit from the new hostel being built under the Centre's Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA).The project is being carried out by the Roads and Building department of the Jammu and Kashmir administration. According to Ishfaq Rather, Junior Engineer of the project, the cost of the 597-square meter hostel is about Rs 306 lakhs and comes equipped with spacious dorms, washrooms on floors, a warden's room, and a medical room. "The hostel is a two-story building and has been approved under the Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan. It is being built at a cost of about 306 lakhs and covers 597 square meters. Each floor has washroom facilities. A warden's room and medical facility will also be built," Rather said. "About 80 per cent of the construction is complete, including the framework and structure of the building. Just the finishing and cleaning up are left. We hope to complete it within a couple of months," he added. Local residents lauded the project, saying that it would provide much-needed accommodation to poor students. "Students who come from far-flung areas have to travel several kilometers every day to reach their educational institutions. This is an excellent step by the government as the girls will now be able to focus on their studies," a local resident, told ANI. Asif Ahmad, a local student, also hailed the move, saying that many young girls from the Gujjar Bakarwal tribes would benefit greatly. "Students have to travel for hours daily for their studies. Winter nights are especially difficult for girls as it gets dark early and many have left their studies due to this issue. This 100-bedded hostel will be able to accommodate students and will greatly help in the upliftment of the Gujjar Bakarwal community," Ahmad said.
Gurjar agitation called off on November 12 following a meeting between community leader Kirori Singh Bainsla and CM last night. Agitators repaired fishplates that they'd damaged, on a railway track in Bharatpur where they were protesting with their demand for reservation. "We came to an agreement with govt last night, community agrees with the settlement. We're vacating tracks, reinstalled all clips (on railway track) that were taken out. Gangman is checking the line, train service will resume soon. Agitation called off," said Gurjar leader Vijay Bainsla.
Members of Gurjar community blocked Karauli-Hindon road at Gudla village in Rajasthan's Karauli district on November 10. The road was blocked during their agitation for demanding reservation. Speaking to media, a protester said, "We are allowing all emergency vehicles. We have blocked the road as government isn't clearing their stand on reservation issue."
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