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Finally, Bainsla agrees to talk with Raje

June 16, 2008 10:56 IST

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Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla will leave for Jaipur on Monday to hold the final round of talks with Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje Scindia, aimed at ending nearly a month-long agitation by community members, who are demanding Scheduled Tribe status.

Bainsla, who is holding a meeting with community members in Pilupura, will meet Raje in Jaipur and press for ST status for the community.

The Gujjar leader on Sunday welcomed the government's proposal to hold talks.

"I'm happy. I will go to Jaipur tomorrow and a result will come out. We are prima facie happy with the proposals of the Rajasthan government," Bainsla told reporters in Karwadi.

The government's proposals were contained in a letter, which was brought to Bainsla by a team of Gujjar leaders from Jaipur to Karwadi, by a state government helicopter.

Both Bainsla and Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje have so far stayed away from the talks, which were held between officials and leaders from both sides.

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