Naidu committee holds meeting, to talk to Haryana CM Tuesday

The committee took stock of the situation and discussed as how to move forward in the matter.

PTI| Updated: Feb 23, 2016, 00:02 AM IST

New Delhi: The five-member committee set up under the chairmanship of Union Parliamentary Affairs minister M Venkaiah Naidu to examine the quota demand of Jats in government jobs, on Monday held its first meeting here.

The committee took stock of the situation and discussed as how to move forward in the matter.

Other members of the committee - Mahesh Sharma, Sanjeev Baliyan, both Union Ministers and BJP leaders Satpal Malik and Avinash Rai Khanna, attended the hour-long meeting.

The committee is likely to talk to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and other state ministers tomorrow for ascertaining the state government's views on the subject, according to a close aide of Naidu.

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

Meanwhile, life in violence-torn Haryana was limping back to normalcy with Jat protesters starting to lift blockades from various parts of the state after the announcement of the committee.