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    hardening of stand

    Talks between Gurjar leaders and the Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje government have hit a roadblock. They were expected to begin in Jaipur at the Chief Ministers residence. But in a clear hardening of stand Gurjar Sangharsh Samiti Col Kirori Singh Bhainsla is not ready to come to Jaipur unless there are concrete proposals from the government.

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    Re: hardening of stand

    Have come to a stop - have meet immovable obstacles



    Gurjar Sangharsh Samiti Col Kirori Singh Bhainsla is refusing to cooperate unless the government makes specific promises.

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    Re: hardening of stand

    hit a roadblock - come up against a fixed and immovable obstacle. There is another phrase that means something similar, and uses the same image - but with a French derived word: reach an impasse.

    hardening of stand - other words for stand in this sense are stance/posture/position. Their stand was 'we are ready to come to Jaipur', but now their stand has hardened [their position has become tougher]: 'we are not ready to come to Jaipur unless there are concrete proposals from the government'.

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    Re: hardening of stand

    My thanks to both of you.
    I have got it.

    Could you tell me which obstacles the government have met with?

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    Re: hardening of stand

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    My thanks to both of you.
    I have got it.

    Could you tell me which obstacles the government have met with?
    Just one: they've offered talks in Jaipur, and the Gurjar leaders won't go. The reasons - apart from the one we know (that the Gurjar leaders want 'concrete proposals' before they start talking) are elsewhere in the article.

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