Jat quota stir atrocities repeat of Partition horror: Haryana CM Khattar

Jat quota stir: Khattar breaks down at meet with party MLAs

Written by Pradeep Kaushal | New Delhi | Published:March 1, 2016 3:19 am
Manohar Lal Khattar, Jat, Jat quota, Jat quota stir, jat reservation, jat reservation crisis, haryana news, india news Manohar Lal Khattar in New Delhi on Monday. (Express Photo by Amit Mehra)

His authority in doubt in the aftermath of the Jat agitation, a distraught Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar broke down at a meeting of state BJP legislators at the Haryana Niwas here Monday.

Sources said Khattar, who belongs to the Punjabi community, broke down as the ruling party MLAs discussed the issues relating to alleged incidents of loot, arson, rape and violence in the state. He said it was a repeat of what all the Punjabi community had gone through in the wake of Partition. Though members of many communities came under attack, families of Punjabi settlers, who had immigrated from Pakistan, were particularly singled out by violent mobs.

Sources said the Chief Minister was not the only one who wept in the emotionally-charged atmosphere. Finance Minister Abhimanyu wept too. He was peeved over the fact that although his house in Rohtak had been burnt down, it was being insinuated that he was himself behind it. Nothing could be more painful than this, he said.

The meeting was attended by 52 MLAs — all 47 from BJP and the five Independents, who support the Khattar government. It lasted four-and-a-half hours. A total of 35 MLAs spoke. BJP general secretary (organisation) Ram Lal and general secretary in-charge of Haryana affairs Anil Jain were also present.

Minister of State for Co-operation Vikram Singh Thekedar, who represents the Kosli seat, sought to know why most portfolios had been assigned to Abhimanyu and Agriculture Minister Om Prakash Dhankhar (both of them Jats). Abhimanyu holds a dozen-odd portfolios and Dhankhar half-a-dozen.

Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma complained that no one in the administration was bothered about ruling party MLAs. Even a patwari did not care about a recommendation of a BJP MLA.

Dinesh Kaushik, who represents Pundri, alleged that the police got his house burnt. Jasbir Deswal, an independent MLA from Safidon, was upset over a case registered against him in connection with the violence.

There was a widespread demand for an immediate removal of DGP Yashpal Singhal and ADGP (CID) Shatrujeet Singh Kapoor because of failure of the state machinery to control mob violence.

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  1. S
    Mar 1, 2016 at 5:03 am
    It's lesson for BJP who instigate hate politics .these are the same Jat which BJP was hailing and backing them to instigate against muslim in mujjafar nagar riots ..now it's turned against its own government ...violence is like snake once it become strong in the end it's going to haunt its owner one day ...
    1. R
      Mar 1, 2016 at 8:34 am
      CM wept , FInance Minister also wept lol ! These spineless , incompetent clown should retire if they cannot do anything except weep.
      1. A
        Mar 1, 2016 at 9:04 am
        Best answer is not to give quotas to the raping lumpen Jats - come what may. Let the govt of the day fall. Let all the non jats join hands to drive home the point to the Jats that the latter are not super human beings - they will be reduced to ashes if they do not fall in line with the civilized people. Let any politcal party that gives illegitimate promises be ground to dust by all the non jats - let there be jat and non jat riots - let there be curfew in all the jat areas till they come to civilized humanized senses.
        1. V
          Mar 3, 2016 at 8:27 am
          Don't abuse the w community you fkr.... give me your caste and from police records I will give 100 names of rapists, criminals, goons etc. Badtameezi ki hadd hoti hai. Tu wahaa thi kya jo itnay confidence se Jat community ko accuse karr rahi hai. Bhaand kahi ki.
          1. V
            Mar 3, 2016 at 8:34 am
            I have respect for khattar saab. But I request him that don't think with heart. Jats are simple people. They will never do such thing. Khattar Saab should investigate the role of others who led the situation to such grave limit. Jats were peacefully agitating and some anti social elements beat up their school kids in rohtak jat hostel. This triggeres violence. Khattar saab must find out who were these goons and whom tthey were affiliated with. Jat leaders will never allow such a thing to happen. Either the Jats were trapped into some conspiracy and thus got instigated or else to defame Jat agitation some people did all this. Thourough investigation will reveal the reality. Rajkumar Saini must be immediately arrested and questioned. He is the root of this destruction.
            1. V
              Mar 3, 2016 at 8:37 am
              Khattar Saab. Jats are very simple people. They are trapped into all this by well laid conspiracy. Have faith on Jats and invesigate the matter thoroughly. Jats themselves will help you. Jats have served this nation with their blood at borders and sweat in the fields. Have faith in them. They are very very simple people.
              1. I
                Mar 1, 2016 at 8:24 am
                Khattar you and your party,remote controlled by RSS,is the symbol of hatred and destruction. Your puppeteers are the promoters of hatred and heinous crime against humanity. What happened in Haryana is the reflection of of your hateful and divisive politics and you know that crocodile tears is not going to help you.
                1. J
                  Jagat Haryana
                  Mar 4, 2016 at 4:47 am
                  Why Log of your sister...Raj kumar Saini...targetting Jats...Did you ever think?
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