In a major boost to the Congress-led UPA government at the Centre, the Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to put a stay on its notification to include Jats in central list of OBCs in nine states.
Congress leader Rashid Alvi today struck a discordant note on Jat reservation issue, saying it sent a "wrong signal" to the Muslim community after the Muzaffarnagar riots.
Accusing the Congress of adopting double standards on the Jat reservation issue, a section of the Jat community on Friday announced to oppose the party in the December 1 Assembly elections in Rajasthan.
The issue of Jat agitation for reservation Monday had its echo in the Rajya Sabha with the BJP accusing the government of "going back on its promise" and "ignoring" the issue.
The condition of Lakshmi Sangwan (36), one of the six fasting agitationists, worsened today following which she was shifted to a hospital.
The ongoing agitation by Jats, seeking
OBC quota in government jobs, spread affecting new train routes.
Jats, who had blocked water supply to Delhi, have agreed to end their protest and hold talks.
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