After Jats and Patidars, Now Rajputs in UP Seek OBC Tag for Quota

Rajputs, members of the ‘martial’ community in Bijnor raised the demand.

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Jat stir in Haryana (left) and Patidar rally in Gujarat. (Photo: PTI)

First, it was the Patidars, then the Jats and now Rajputs have asked to be included in the OBC category in Uttar Pradesh so they can be eligible for reservations in educational institutions and government jobs. Members of the ‘martial’ community in Bijnor raised the demand.

Rajputs account for 7 percent of UP’s population. Many sections of Rajputs are extremely backward and need to be integrated with the mainstream. We will organise massive protests in the state (for quota). However, before we go on the streets, a delegation from the community will meet CM Akhilesh Yadav.
Devendra Kumar, Member, Rawa Rajput Sewa Samiti to The Times of India

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