BJP committee calls Haryana CM for talks on Jat stir on Tuesday

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

PTI| Last Updated: Feb 23, 2016, 00:17 AM IST

New Delhi: The BJP-appointed high-powered committee, headed by senior union minister Venkaiah Naidu, to examine the demand of Jats for quota in central jobs held its first meeting on Monday and 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.

 

Yielding to pressure from agitating Jats, the BJP had last night announced setting up of the committee under Naidu to examine the quota demand for the community in government jobs.

Meanwhile, violence continued unabated in the state today with stone-pelting mobs attacking security personnel trying to clear a road blockade triggering a clash in which three civilians were killed raising the death toll to 19 in the nine-day old stir.