Jat leaders await committee formation after Rajnath’s assurance

New Delhi, Feb. 21 (ANI): A delegation of Jat leaders from Uttar Pradesh and New Delhi, met Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday night, and said that they were waiting for the formation of a committee which would review the reservation demands of their community, which will decide their future course of action.

“We had four demands; compensation for those who have died, return of complain, the reservation should be implemented and we demand action on the officers who have ordered firing,” a Jat leader told the media after the meeting.

“They have told us that they would be forming a committee by tomorrow which would review the reservation demand,” he added.

When asked about their course of action, the Jat leaders said they await the committee formation in as assured by the government.

The Jats leaders appealed people of Haryana to maintain peace in the region, saying violence would not lead to solution in this regard.

“All the Khap Chowdhary’s are there with the people, so I would appeal to them that they must maintain peace,” he added.

Another Jat leader told that that the delegation told Singh that the community in Haryana and states like Uttar Pradesh were facing problems because they were deprived of benefits.

“We expect the BJP government in Haryana and the NDA government at the Centre to meet their demands on reservation,” he added.

Meanwhile, violence due to the Jat reservation stir spread to more areas yesterday in Haryana.

Four people were killed in Army firing at Jhajjar taking the death toll due to the agitation to seven.

Two people were also injured in firing at Rohtak where Jat agitators set on fire a cloth market and a bus stand.

Curfew was clamped in five more towns – latest being Jind, Hisar and Hansi. Earlier, curfew was imposed in Sonipat and Gohana towns of Sonipat district. In a related development, BJP has issued a show cause notice to its MP Raj Kumar Saini for allegedly speaking against reservation for Jats.

The BJP has issued a show cause notice to its MP Raj Kumar Saini for allegedly speaking against reservation for Jats. (ANI)

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