Protest plans as Raje’s poll rath rolls

Jaipur, Aug 11 : Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje’s Rajasthan Gaurav Yatra, rolling through the length and breadth of the state, may not be a bed of roses for her.

Although the BJP has ensured that she gets huge welcomes and massive crowds to greet her at most places, she may have to face some protests as well.

Many of the communities are not happy with the way things have gone against them in the past five years. And these communities intend to make their displeasure very clear to Raje at halt points in their region.

Gurjars, who have a long standing demand of reservation for their community in government jobs and educational institutes, have announced that they would not let rath travel across Karauli. Their simple logic no reservation, no rath. The community has been demanding reservation under SBC category.

Rajputs are also angry with the government over several issues including the supposed affront to union minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat for passing him over for the state party chief post.

They are also miffed with dreaded gangster Anandpal encounter death and also the controversies over the film Padmavat.

Karni Sena, which led the protests against film Padmavat, has announced black balloons would be flown from areas close to the yatra path when it reaches Jaisalmer on August 23 as part of the third leg of the yatra.

Even the Brahmin community is gearing up to stage a protest in Shekhawati region over not being granted reservation under economically backward category.

All these protests are likely to come as shot in the arm for the opposition Congress, even as PCC chief Sachin Pilot shoots a question to question to Raje on her 40-day yatra.



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