With the demand of reservation for the Jat community the ongoing agitation is getting worse in Haryana, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju held a meeting at Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s residence.
Meanwhile, Bharatiya Janata Party leaders (BJP) Sanjeev Balyan,Om Prakash Dhankar, Anil Jain and Ram lal also held a meeting at party office which is underway. They will meet BJP president Amit Shah after the meeting. The Army has been called in the state to quell the ongoing Jat agitation in Haryana which took a violent turn.
At least three protesters were reportedly killed in the clashes. Around 150 trains have been cancelled. There have been fire incidents at Jhajjar station.
The agitating members of the Jat community are demanding their inclusion in the OBC category and thereby reservation in government jobs.