Jaipur: Gujjar community leader Kirori Singh Bainsla has said that he would study the Rajasthan backward classes amendment bill before jubilating in the government decision promising quota to his community. (Also read: Uproar in Rajasthan Assembly Over Quota Stir)

Speaking to ANi, Bainsla said on Thursday, “My team will study the Rajasthan Backward Classes Amendment Bill, 2019. We will have discussions on it and only then will we take a final decision by this evening.”

On Wednesday, the Rajasthan Assembly passed a bill to give a five per cent quota in jobs and educational institutes to Gujjars and four other communities agitating for it.

The Congress government had introduced the Rajasthan Backward Classes (Reservation of Seats in Educational Institutes in the State and of Appointments and Posts in Services under the State) Amendment Bill, 2019, for giving reservation to Gujjars and the other castes.

The bill comes as an appeasement of the Gujjar community which had been holding demonstrations since last Friday, demanding quota. They blocked the Delhi-Mumbai railway track and several highways and roads.

The bill seeks to increase the backward classes’ reservation from the present 21 per cent to 26 per cent with five per cent reservation to Gujjars, Banjaras, Gadia Lohars, Raikas and Gadaria.

The statement on the objective and reasons of the bill stated that the five castes are most backward and require five per cent separate reservation. It also mentions that the central government recently passed the constitution amendment bill and the limit of 50 per cent reservation was increased.