Reservation issue: Jat body to oppose Cong in Rajasthan Assembly polls
Accusing the Congress of adopting double standards on the Jat reservation issue, a section of the Jat community on Friday announced to oppose the party in the December 1 Assembly elections in Rajasthan.
Jaipur: Accusing the Congress of adopting double standards on the Jat reservation issue, a section of the Jat community on Friday announced to oppose the party in the December 1 Assembly elections in Rajasthan.
Yashpal Malik, president of the All India Jat Reservation Agitation Committee, said the community plays dominant role in a number of Assembly segments in poll-bound Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi and its members will support a candidate who has the potential to defeat the Congress nominee.
"Rajasthan`s two districts of Dholpur and Bharatpur are still out of the Central quota list. It is a double standard. We agitated several times but our demands were not addressed. Now it is time for the community to give a fitting reply to the Congress," Malik said at a press conference here.
He said the committee has dispatched `Jat Sandesh` letter to all community members asking them to support a candidate who can defeat the Congress nominee.
"We want notification of reservation, not assurance," he said, adding, "our focus is to defeat the Congress but if the party fields a Jat candidate, we will neither support him nor oppose him".
"Jats have influence in around 130 Assembly seats in the three states and we are confident that our opposition will be a set back for the Congress," he claimed.