Haryana CM to hold talks with Naidu committee on Jat reservation issue today

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar will arrive in the national capital to hold discussions with the BJP-appointed high-powered committee, headed by senior Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu, to examine the demand of Jats for quota in central jobs.

Last Updated: Feb 23, 2016, 01:56 AM IST
Haryana CM to hold talks with Naidu committee on Jat reservation issue today

New Delhi: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will arrive in the national capital to hold discussions with the BJP-appointed high-powered committee, headed by senior Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu, to examine the demand of Jats for quota in central jobs.

The panel held its first meeting on Monday and called Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for deliberations on Tuesday 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.

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

Though normalcy is slowly returning to the BJP-ruled state, violence in several areas still continued unabated in the state 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.

With PTI Inputs