Jat outfits postpone 'Delhi gherao' for panchayat elections

Jat outfits on Sunday declared to postpone their "Delhi gherao" for getting reservation under OBC quota in the wake of upcoming Panchayat polls in Haryana.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 14, 2015, 00:13 AM IST

Jind: Jat outfits on Sunday declared to postpone their "Delhi gherao" for getting reservation under OBC quota in the wake of upcoming Panchayat polls in Haryana.

"We have decided to postpone the 'Delhi gheroa' due to upcoming Panchayat polls and other circumstances in the state," pradhan of Jat Sabha, Azad Singh Pawar said during a conference of the community here today.

In this connection, a meeting of all Khaps and agitating outfits would be organised on September 27, the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh, and declaration of holding protest for the reservation would be made, Pawar said.

The leaders in the conference said that they are not against reservation to any community, however, they will not backout from their demand for inclusion in OBC quota.

While presiding over the conference, Jat leader Hawa Singh Sangwan appealed to the community members to attend the Jat rally in Bahadurgarh on November 8.

Representatives of 41 Khaps and eight Jat outfits participated the conference here today.

Meanwhile, Akhil Bhartiya Jat Mahasabha members today burned the effigy of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar over their demand of reservation in Uchana Kalan town of the district.

ABJM leader Vikas Safa Kheri alleged that the state government has scheduled the Panchayat elections in three phases to weaken the protest for reservation but it would have no impact on their efforts.