Haryana govt should consider demand of Jats sympathetically: BSP

BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday extended full support to the demand of reservation by the Jat community and said the BJP government in Haryana should consider it sympathetically and implement it immediately.

Last Updated: Feb 21, 2016, 17:16 PM IST
Haryana govt should consider demand of Jats sympathetically: BSP

Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday extended full support to the demand of reservation by the Jat community and said the BJP government in Haryana should consider it sympathetically and implement it immediately.

Neither was Congress nor BJP did justice to the Jat community when in power, she said in a statement.

Mayawati alleged that the ruling BJP in Haryana was following in the foot steps of the previous Congress government, forcing the Jat community to launch an agitation demanding their inclusion among other backward class.

Criticising the use of force and firing, she said, there was extreme resentment in the community.

Fresh incidents of violence were today reported in Haryana with Jat protesters in Bhiwani and Sonipat districts setting afire two police chowkis, shops and an ATM even as authorities mounted aerial surveillance in the worst-hit areas and the Army staged flag marches.

Leaders of various khap panchayats in Uttar Pradesh also blocked several roads demanding reservation for Jats in government jobs even as security was stepped up along the UP-Haryana border in the state.