Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar Today promised strict action against those responsible for violence in the state and those who caused loss to private property during the Jat reservation stir, even as he faced black flags and angry slogans during a visit to Rohtak.
As he spoke, people among the crowd raised ‘murdabaad’ slogans outside the Canal Guest House.
The Chief Minister said, “Strict action will be taken against those who caused loss to private property during the Jat stir,” adding a probe will also be conducted to find out who perpetrated the violence.
“Action will also be taken against district and police officials for any lapses in handling the situation,” Khattar added.
The CM said his government will form a committee to probe the complaints of any lapses by police, district or any other officials.
According to him, the total number of casualties in the recent violence stands at 19.
“Innocent people who have been affected due to this agitation will be given compensation,” he informed.
Calling for peace in the state, Khattar said his government considers the entire society as one and added, “Haryana is a progressing state. There are a lot of opportunities here.”
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The BJP government in Haryana has promised reservation for the Jat community and assured that a Bill will be brought in the next session of Assembly. The Centre has also formed a committee to look into the demands.
Meanwhile, Khattar is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi later in the day and brief him on the situation in Haryana.
He will also attend a meeting of the committee appointed by the Centre on Jat reservation issue to be held at 3.30 pm at Union minister Venkaiah Naidu’s residence in Delhi.