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Gujjars to boycott BJP in Rajasthan assembly polls
February 04, 2008 16:11 IST
Peeved over the alleged failure of the Vasundhara Raje government in getting them Scheduled Tribe status, an influential Gujjar organisation on Monday said that it would boycott the ruling BJP in the coming Rajasthan assembly elections.
"The BJP government has not only ditched us but also broken its promises made to Gujjars, for recommending the Centre to accord ST status," said president of Rajasthan Gujjar Arakshan Sangarsh Samiti Kirorisingh Bainsla.
He said the Samiti would not extend its support to the saffron party in the assembly polls, scheduled to be held later this year.
Bainsala said the decision to boycott the BJP would be applicable primarily in Rajasthan and an approval of the National Gurjar Mahasabha would be taken up at the earliest to appeal Gurjars to follow the diktat in other states too.