Jat delegation leaves for Delhi to talk with Hooda

Last Updated: Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 22:17

Hisar: Jat leaders spearheading
the reservation agitation at Mayyar village in this district
headed for Delhi on Saturday for talks with Chief Minister Bhupinder
Singh Hooda in a bid to find solution to the problem.

The district administration approached the Jat leaders
and advised them to meet the Chief Minister at Delhi, official
sources said.

Yesterday, Hooda, when asked about the Jat agitation, had
told reporters in Chandigarh that his doors were always open
and anybody could meet him.

Earlier, the talks between Jat leaders and Ministers and
some Haryana legislators did not materialize.

Ram Bhagat Malik, one of the Jat leaders, said if an
agreement was reached at the meeting with the Chief Minister,
the agitation would be suspended but if the talks fail, then
the stir would be intensified in the state for which a meeting
of Khaps (caste councils) has been convened at Jind tomorrow.

Eighteen Jat leaders led by Sube Singh, a Khap leader,
would meet the Chief Minister at Delhi tonight," he said.

Meanwhile, leader of another Jat faction, Hawa Singh
Sangwan, who is President of Haryana unit of All India Jat
Aarakshan Sangharsh Samiti, today appealed to the protesting
Jats not to be misled by some "disgruntled" leaders of the
community and carry on with their stir.

Meanwhile, the rail traffic on Hisar-Bhiwani remained
disrupted on the seventh day today. The traffic has been
suspended by the railway authorities as a precuationary
measure.

Jats are demanding OBC quota for them in government jobs
and withdrawal of police cases against some members of their
community who were booked during their stir in Hisar district
last year.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 22:17

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