Hooda urges Jats to exercise restraint

Last Updated: Friday, March 9, 2012 - 21:45

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder
Singh Hooda on Friday urged Jat agitators to exercise restraint
and cremate the body of the youth, who was killed in alleged
police firing this week in Hisar district.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the assembly
session which concluded here, he said Parliamentary Affairs
Minister Randeep Singh Surjewala has already apprised the
House with the entire situation concerning the ongoing
agitation.

He said that the Committee of Khap Panchayats had agreed
to wait for the report of Backward Classes Commission set up
by the state government.

Hooda said there was no justification to launch an
agitation before the submission of the report by the
Commission.

On the ruckus witnessed in the House today over the Jat
agitation, he said the role of the Opposition was not
constructive.

"Their approach was not positive."
Surjewala said that only INLD leaders and workers were on
sitting on the railway tracks. He said if INLD leaders stop
adding fuel to the fire and giving air to the agitation and
withdraw their office bearers from the agitation, that would
be of help.

In reply to another question, Surjewala said that about
half-a-dozen agitators who were associated with INLD had been
arrested.

PTI



First Published: Friday, March 9, 2012 - 21:45

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