`Move to clear Jat reservation a poll stunt`

Last Updated: Monday, March 3, 2014 - 22:38

Meerut: The Union government`s decision to include Jats in the central list of OBCs for nine states drew mixed reactions from political parties in the state as Congress and Rashtriya Lok Dal welcomed the move which BJP, BSP and the ruling SP, however, termed a "pre-poll stunt".

Senior Congress leader Dr Mehrajuddin Ahmed said that the Centre`s decision would be of great benefit for Muslim Jats and was sure to lead to an improvement in their overall condition. Ahmed thanked party president Sonia Gandhi and vice -president Rahul Gandhi for pushing the move through.

RLD general secretary Satyaveer Tyagi said that party chief Ajit Singh had played an important role in getting the Centre to fulfil the long-standing demand.
Meerut: The Union government`s decision to include Jats in the central list of OBCs for nine states drew mixed reactions from political parties in the state as Congress and Rashtriya Lok Dal welcomed the move which BJP, BSP and the ruling SP, however, termed a "pre-poll stunt".

Senior Congress leader Dr Mehrajuddin Ahmed said that the Centre`s decision would be of great benefit for Muslim Jats and was sure to lead to an improvement in their overall condition. Ahmed thanked party president Sonia Gandhi and vice -president Rahul Gandhi for pushing the move through.

RLD general secretary Satyaveer Tyagi said that party chief Ajit Singh had played an important role in getting the Centre to fulfil the long-standing demand.
Bahujan Samaj Party MP Munquad Ali said that the decision to award reservation to Jats was an "election stunt".

The Union Cabinet yesterday approved the inclusion of the Jat community in the Central list of OBCs for the states of Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and the national capital territory of Delhi.

An approximate nine crore Jats live across the nine states.

PTI

First Published: Monday, March 3, 2014 - 22:38

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