Chandigarh: A delegation of Jat leaders met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday and discussed the issue of reservation for the community.
The meeting came in the wake of a recent Supreme Court order cancelling the reservation granted to Jats under the OBC category.
Haryana Agriculture Minister OP Dhankar of the BJP, who also met Modi, said the delegation placed before the PM the demand of the Jat community that the way Ahir and Gujjar community have been granted reservation they should aldo get quota in jobs.
The Jat community also lives in the same state and they should also get reservation, Dhankar told reporters after the meeting.
The delegation demanded that the benefits which Jat community students and other members have been getting in jobs, these should not be withdrawn, the BJP leader informed.
PM Modi, on his part, assured the delegation that the Central government was studying the apex court's decision and would try to find a solution to the issue within the legal framework, a statement said.
The prime minister also urged the Jat leaders to take the lead in implementing the "Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao" (Save girl child, educate girl child) campaign.
The Jat community delegation later also called on BJP president Amit Shah at his residence.
Earlier, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had said that the state government was sensitive towards the interests of Jat community and assured full support and cooperation on the issue of reservation within the framework of law.