Hooda favours reservation for Jats under OBC category
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Last Updated: Thursday, March 10, 2011, 20:56
Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Thursday favoured reservation for Jats in central government jobs under OBC category and said the protest was not confined to Haryana alone.

"I personally feel they should get reservation in central services under OBC category. In a memorandum submitted to me last year, the Jats had made the same demand. I have sent it to the Centre with a favourable recommendation", he told mediapersons here.

Hooda said the agitation of Jats in Hissar district was not confined to Haryana alone. There was a similar agitation on in Uttar Pradesh, he said.

Asked about the four-day protest leading to disruption of train services from Hissar to destinations in the state, Punjab, Rajasthan and other places, he said the government is holding consultations with the protestors to end the blockade.

He said that a year ago, he was presented with a memorandum for providing job quota for Jats in central government services, which was forwarded to the Prime Minster for favourable consideration. The Prime Minister has further forwarded it to the Backward Classes Commission, Hooda said adding the memorandum did not contain any demand for job quota in the state government.

In reply to a question about setting up of State Human Rights Commission, Hooda said the committee for the same has been constituted and the meeting of the committee is scheduled to be held soon.

The State Human Rights Commission would soon be constituted, he added.

He said every single drop of water should be nationalized as it is a national property.

"This had been mine consistent stand being a Member of Parliament and now too as the Chief Minister of the state", he added.


First Published: Thursday, March 10, 2011, 20:56

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