After Jats in Haryana, now Rajputs in UP demands quota

, 1:00 PM IST

After an agitation for reservation galvanised the Jat community in Haryana, Rajputs in western Uttar Pradesh have sought OBC classification for reservation benefits.

Members of the Bijnor-based Rawa Rajput Sewa Samiti on Sunday voiced the demand.

“Rajputs account for 7% of UP’s population. Many sections of Rajputs are extremely backward and need to be integrated with the mainstream,” Rawa Rajput Sewa Samiti, Devendra Kumar told TOI.

He added, “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.”

A senior district administration official said that, “Though the matter is sensitive, we will have to wait for some development before taking action.”