Jat quota stir: Haryana CM summoned to Delhi

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Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar along with state agriculture minister OP Dhankar and state finance minister Captain Abhimanyu have been summoned to Delhi to meet Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M.  Venkaiah Naidu  to discuss reservation for Jats in education and jobs.

The BJP-appointed high-powered committee, headed by senior union minister Venkaiah Naidu, to examine the demand of Jats for quota in central jobs has called Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for deliberations tomorrow to ascertain state’s views on the subject.

During the hour-long meeting, the committee, comprising union ministers–Mahesh Sharma, Sanjeev Baliyan and party leaders Satpal Malik and Avinash Rai Khanna — took stock of the situation and discussed as how to move forward in the matter.

According to sources, the Committee has called Khattar and other state ministers tomorrow for ascertaining the state government’s views on the subject.

But before giving his opinion on Jat quota to Naidu, Khattar along with OP Dhankar and Captain Abhimanyu  is visiting violence-hit Rohtak district on Tuesday to review the situation .He would reach Rohtak from Chandigarh by chopper.

Barring a relief of one-hour, curfew remained in force in Rohtak, which has been the epicentre of the pro quota agitation in Haryana and has seen loss of lives and maximum damage to property.

“During the last 24 hours, there has been no report of any untoward incident in the district,” said a senior official of Rohtak Police.  He said curfew will continue to be imposed in the Jat dominated district till there is complete normalcy.
“We are giving relief in curfew for like one hour depending upon the situation to allow people to buy essential items,” he further said.Following the incidents of violence and arson,curfew was imposed in Rohtak, Bhiwani, Jhajjar, Jind, Hissar, Hansi, Sonipat, Kaithal, and Gohana town of Sonipat.

All India Jat Aarakshan Sanghursh Samiti (AIJASS) on Monday had announced lifting of dharnas on national and state highways in view of the BJP announcing setting up of a committee under a Central minister to examine the quota demand for the Jat community.

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